Can Essential Oils Treat An Ear Infection?

Essential Oils are the best remedies for ear infection. It helps to clear up the infection naturally. Infection in Ear is excruciating for both adult and kids. It is a big concern for parents not only because it makes their child uncomfortable, but they can also be hard to treat.

How Essential Oils treat an ear infection?

Essential oils are derived from plants. Initially, the essential oils are in the super-concentrated form. Then, people separate oil from the water present in the plant. The chemical makeup of the oil depends on the type of plant it’s from and the harvesting of oil.

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Some essential oil has antimicrobial or antibacterial properties, which are useful for fighting off viral and bacterial infections. Therefore, essential oils treat an ear infection. The virus uses human body cells to make more virus cells. Certain essential oils help to stop that process by preventing the virus from replicating. These ears infection can also become a reason for hearing loss.

Other types of essential oils work like an antibiotic, which help in killing the harmful strands of bacteria.

Top essential oils for ear infections

  • Oregano
  • Lavender
  • Tea tree
  • Basil
  • Mullein and Garlic oils

According to research related to Essential Oils

Tea tree oils and basil oils both have medicinal properties that make it useful in treating ear infections.

In 2006 a review of tea tree oil’s properties explains that it has a lot of terpinen-4-ol. This chemical compound kills bacteria. Due to this, tea tree oils are more effective than some antibacterial cleaning agents.

In 2005 research on animal assessed the effect of basil oil when it placed in the ear canal of rats with an acute ear infection. This treatment healed 56% to 81 % of rates infected with Hemophilia influenza and 6 to 75 % of rates infected with pneumococci.

Therefore, the results are good, more research is necessary to determine the efficacy and safety of using essential oils on humans.

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