Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can be attributed to old age, high blood pressure, underlying deficiencies and arteriosclerosis. There are a number of remedies you can use at home to cure tinnitus naturally. We recommend the following cures to stop ringing in the ear.
1. Change your diet
Since tinnitus is attributed to high BP, anemia and other health issues, it makes sense to change your diet and address these issues first. If you have been eating too much refined food, red meat, sugar etc, it is time to stop. Drink plenty of juices along and eat a balanced diet consisting of whole grains, lean meat and fresh fruits and vegetables. Here are some more dietary changes for tinnitus:
- Eat food warm always; avoid cold salads, iced water etc
- Have a nourishing breakfast consisting of warm cereals, porridge etc
- Use spices in moderation.
- Balance your electrolytes by taking sodium and potassium, calcium and magnesium etc.
- Eat more Vitamin A-Excess vitamin A in the form of pills and supplements can be harmful. So we recommend getting it from natural sources like blueberries, carrots, and dark leafy greens as well as yellow vegetables like cantaloupes, apricots, yams and oranges.
- Choline- Choline is an important nutrient recommended to stop ringing in the ears immediately. Increase your intake of Choline through supplements or eat plenty of cauliflowers, Brewer’s yeast and so on.
- Eliminate salt completely for at least one week.
2. Garlic infused oil
Mince some garlic cloves and add them to ¼ cup of olive oil. Let the mixture steep for several nights. Add a few drops of this garlic infused oil in the ears to stop the ringing immediately. You can also cut a large clove of garlic and plug the ear with it. Another option is using garlic capsules-simply pierce and add one to the ringing ear at bedtime and the tinnitus would have gone by morning.
Turpentine treatment is a popular remedy for tinnitus. Mix refined turpentine and sweet almond oil in a glass bowl. Soak a cotton ball in this mixture and squeeze out the excess. Place the cotton in the ears to get relief from ringing.
4. Gingko Biloba
This is one of the best herbal remedies for ringing or sizzling in the ears. Gingko improves blood circulation and can also treat underlying antibacterial and antifungal infections to improve hearing.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar tinnitus treatment has shown great results and is an extremely popular remedy. You can take organic ACV as a daily tonic internally to balance ph and fight inflammation which is a major cause of ear ringing. You can also add two drops of diluted apple cider vinegar (70% ACV and 30% water) using a clean dropper into the ears at night to get complete relief from ringing in the ears.
6. Alpha lipoic acid
Alpha lipoic acid (200 mg) taken daily can fight tinnitus.
7. Avoid electromagnetic radiation
As far as possible avoid areas with EMF such as Wi-Fi, cell phone towers etc. This is very important natural solution to tinnitus/ringing in the ears. Also, turn down the cell phone volume ringer which can cause discomfort in the ears.
8. Blackstrap Molasses
One of the important tinnitus natural cures is a tablespoon of Blackstrap molasses taken daily. BSM fights anemia which may be linked to ringing in the ears. So take this superfood everyday and see if it makes a difference in your hearing.
9. Breast milk
A slightly unconventional though completely effective all natural cure for tinnitus is breast milk. Add a few drops of freshly squeezed breast milk in the ears to get relief.
10. Chelated Magnesium
Take maximum recommended dosage of chelated magnesium to improve hearing. Talk to your doctor before using this cure.
11. Hydrogen peroxide and coconut oil
Using a clean Q-tip, add some (food grade) 3% hydrogen peroxide followed by Organic Coconut oil into the ears. Both these are antifungal and coconut oil also contains essential fats and acids that remove waxy buildup and improve tinnitus symptoms.
12. Colloidal Silver
Add a few drops of colloidal silver in both the ears to improve the ringing by nearly 30%. First-add the silver into one ear and sleep on your side for thirst minutes. Next, repeat with the other ear. Use a cotton cloth to clean the excess liquid that comes out.
13. Massage the ears-finger drumming technique or Epley manuever
Massage the ears by attaching a soft rubber top to your electric razor or massager. Use this gently near the ears to get relief. Re-treat every 4 days. The finger drumming technique and Epley maneuver is based around the same principle. You can also go for lymphatic drainage massage to detoxify the body and see quick improvement in your symptoms.
14. Epsom salts
Drinking Epsom salts can help tinnitus patients.
Try these 14 home remedies and tinnitus natural cures to see the difference. Let us know which cure worked best for you.