Garlic is highly antimicrobial in nature, and possesses natural pain-relieving properties, which make it among the best natural remedies to curb an ear infection:
Make it a point to take at least 2-3 cloves of raw garlic a day.
Boil 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic in some water for 5-7 minutes, crush the cloves, and add some salt. Now put this mixture in a clean cloth and place it on the ear that’s affected.
Prepare garlic oil (cook 2 large cloves of garlic in 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil until it begins to turn black). While the garlic oil is still bearably warm, add 2-3 drops of this oil into the affected ear.
Tea Tree Oil:
Tea tree oil has amazing antibacterial properties that make it an excellent herbal remedy for ear infections.
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a tbsp of olive oil and warm it slightly. Now, using a dropper, fill your ear with this oil, let it remain for a minute or so, and then drain it off by laying on the other side.
Indian herbalists love basil and its healing properties so much, that they even call it the ‘holy basil.’ Basil extracts can be used to cure minor ear infections and relieve ear pain associated with it.
Extract the juice from 4-5 holy basil leaves by crushing them, and apply this juice directly around the infected ear. Make it a point to avoid letting this juice get into the ear canal. Prepare holy basil oil by crushing a few leaves and mixing it with a carrier oil like coconut oil, and warming it gently. Now soak a cotton ball in this basil oil mixture and wipe it around the outside and the reachable inside of the ear, preferably twice a day.
Onion works as a wonderful herbal remedy to treat ear infections:
Chop an onion, microwave it for a couple of minutes, and add a few drops of the liquid so obtained after microwaving to the infected ear.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar works as a great natural treatment for ear infections caused by fungi.
Mix together equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water/alcohol and soak a cotton ball in this mixture. Leave it plugged into your ear for 5-7 minutes- then remove the cotton ball and lie on the opposite side, so as to remove all the liquid from the ear that may have entered the ear canal.