With the ongoing problem with antibiotic resistant bacteria, we need to revert back to the Science Based and Time Tested recipes that worked prior to Western Medicine.
This is an herbal remedy for children who wake up with an ear infection. It is truly one of the best remedies for an ear infection associated with colds and respiratory congestion.
The garlic fights the infection, and the warm oil is soothing and helps to relieve the pain.
CAUTION: It is not effective and shouldn't be used for "swimmer's ear" and for other instances where the infection is caused by water entering the ear.
NOTE: If the ear infection does not improve with the garlic oil treatment within 24 hours, or if it gets worse, a trip to the family health-care provider is in order. Don't let ear infections go untreated as they can result in a perforated eardrum and permanent hearing loss.
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoons olive oil
1. Combine the garlic and olive oil in the top of a double boiler. Warm contents over medium heat for 10-15 minute. The oil should smell strongly of garlic.
2. Use a stainless-steel strainer lined with cheesecloth to strain out the garlic. Make sure all the garlic is removed, not even the smallest of pieces should remain.
3. Pour the strained oil into a small glass dropper bottle.
4. Store in cool pantry or closet where the oil can keep for several weeks. Oil will keep for several months when refrigerated.
Each time you use the oil, warm the contents. Place the dropper in a pan of hot water until the oils is the warmth of "mother's milk."
CAUTION: do not use hot oil. Test the oil by placing a drop in your own ear before using in child's ear.
Dispense a dropperful of the warm garlic oil down each ear. The ear canals are connected and the infection can move from one ear to the other, so it is important to always treat both ears. Once treated, hold a warm dry cloth over the ears and gently massage around the ears.
Repeat every 30 minutes, or ass needed until the pain subsides.
"For educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease."