Garlic Tincture for Ear Infections

Garlic Tincture for Ear Infections
  • Type
    Tincture
  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Estimated Time
    10 Minutes
  • Served
    Room Temperature
  • Form of Use
    Topical

Ingredients

  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Ginger
    Ginger
  • Echinacea
    Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
    Goldenseal

Directions

Combining the antiseptic properties of garlic and the anti-inflammatory power of Echinacea and ginger, this tincture effectively provides relief for common ear infections. It makes for a useful addition to the house pantry, especially for those living in areas with hot and humid summers.

  1. Chop the herbs finely and place them inside a dry bowl.(5 minutes)
  2. Pour the vodka or some other alcoholic solvent over the herbs, until soaked in 2 inches of liquid.(3 minutes)
  3. Cover with a tight lid.
  4. Let herbs macerate for 5 to 7 weeks. Shake the bowl on a daily basis.
  5. Remove the herbs from the solvent, strain them, and reserve the liquid, which is now a tincture.(2 minutes)

Dilute 1/8 of a teaspoon of the resulting tincture in warm water and apply topically three times a day until symptoms disappear.