Home Remedies for Earaches

The solution of garlic is very effective, since it has analgesic properties and antibiotics that can stop infections.

Earaches are very common, especially with small children, and they are a big problem as mothers generally distrust using medication for this malady, so we are going to share some natural remedies that can help contribute to alleviating the pain in a safe manner without the risk of side effects.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a natural lubricant and is very good at alleviating an earache, as well as eliminating any infection found in the ear.  It also helps take away the sensation of buzzing or ringing in the ears that can be quite bothersome. The method of use is very simple–you only have to put four drops of warm olive oil in the ear; this procedure is preferably done at night, with a cotton ball gently covering the ear canal.


Due to its painkiller and antibiotic power, garlic can rapidly get rid of pain of an earache, especially if it is caused by an infection.  The garlic treatment also easy to make–sautée chopped garlic in two tablespoons of sesame oil, strain and filter the oil, and when it is completely cooled, put two or three drops in the infected ear.


Onion is antiseptic and antibacterial, which makes it very effective to erase an earache quite rapidly.  The way to prepare the home remedy with onion is very easy; you only have to dice fresh onion and put it in a clean cloth, then place it over the ear and let it rest for at least five minutes.  Repeat the step several times a day.


Ginger, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, can be very useful in the case of suffering an earache.  It is also a very effective painkiller, and therefore you should not hesistat to use this great home remedy in case you or someone in your family develops an earache.  The way to use ginger to reduce inflammation and remove pain is very simple–you only have to put three drops of ginger juice in the ear, cover with cotton, and within minutes, you will begin to feel the calming effects.

Licorice Root

Licorice root herb is well known for being an effective treatment for earaches.  To prepare the treatment with it, you only have to heat a little licorice root in two tablespoons of butter, form a paste, and proceed to apply it to the outer part of the ear.  The paste should be warm, and you can leave it on the ear until you feel the improvement. As you may now realize, home remedies for earaches are really simple to make, and are prepared with ingredients we commonly have in our kitchens, and they naturally do not have any side effects. As is has been advised in other articles, be careful not to use all the remedies at once, just the one that is most convenient for you.  If it does not give you the results you hoped for, you can try the other recommended remedies, and in case none of them work, you should consult a physician immediately, as it may be that the problem might be much more complicated than a simple inflammation,and therefore requires specialized treatment.