Garlic ear drops recipe
Simple to make and extremely effective
Instead of resorting to antibiotics, make up this simple remedy and have it on hand over winter.
- Peel 2 or 3 garlic gloves and chop up finely.
- Place into a small glass jar or pottle and just cover with oil (olive or sweet almond work well)
Now you have two options
1) Cover the jar and place it on a warm windowsill and let it sit in the sun for 4 or 5 days to allow the active constituents to seep out of the garlic and into the oil.
2) Sit the jar on a tray (small roasting type tray) which is sitting inside a pot. Add hot water to the pot so it comes up the side of the jar – but not too close to the top. Put it onto the stove to simmer. You will need to watch it from now on to make sure the jar stays firm and the water does not bubble over the top. Tongs are useful to hold it if necessary. Allow to simmer 10-15 minutes.
Once it is cooled or taken off the windowsill, strain through a muslin cloth into a clean jar or dropper bottle. The oil will be heavily scented with the garlic. Put on a tight lid and store in the cupboard until needed. Make fresh every 6 – 8 weeks
Next time your child complains of a sore ear, you can whip out your ear drops warm them gently in a mug of hot water and apply 1-2 drops into the affected ear. Ideally 2-3 x daily. Garlic is a wonderful antiseptic, and in my personal experience it will clear up an ear infection in 24-48 hours.
Trained at South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in 2000, Vanessa brings over 15 years natural health care experience to our store. She was appointed manager in 2012 and is the co-founder of Advanced Naturopathics, a Christchurch naturopathic clinic.
A former teacher, Vanessa is a registered Naturopath, Medical herbalist and a Bioresonance practitioner.