The common use of antibiotics to treat earaches may actually have the unintended effect of causing recurrent ear infections! The AAP now recommends a "wait and see" approach for uncomplicated earaches along with comfort measures. I tried this one recommended by Lillian Beard, M.D. with one of my littles a few months ago and it was very helpful. Thought I would pass it along!
Mullein is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases. Not only does it loosen mucus and expel it out of the body, but it also calms spasms, is a natural painkiller, and helps to reduce swelling in the glandular system.
Mullein is the Herb for Respiratory Disorders: Its healing properties are found in its roots, leaves and flowers. Mullein tea is simple to make. Just steep the leaves in hot water. For a sweeter taste, mullein flowers can be added. You can drink the tea, hot or cold. Any excess tea can be stored in the refrigerator for future use.
Lemon Balm, a magick herb In the Middles Ages used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, toothache and vomiting.
Home remedies for common ailments 1 - Oatmeal for acne 2 - Garlic for earache 3 - Salt & Pepper for toothache 4 - Coconut oil for dandruff 5 - Salt water for sore throat 6 - Apple cider vinegar for indigestion 7 - Olive oil for constipation 8 - Thyme for coughs 9 - Spiced tea for common cold 10 - Lavender for headaches
Prev post1 of 3Next Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses in the middle ear. Ear infections occur more often in children than adults. Some causes and contributing factors that lead to ear infections are wax buildup, upper respiratory infections, food allergies, environmental allergies, fetal alcohol syndrome, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and internal injuries. Some