Every tiny thing present on our body has its own function even the ones which seem unnecessary for you like for instance earwax. This may seem unbelievable to you, but earwax is very important for the body. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology the earwax contains antibacterial, lubricating and protective qualities and it has the function of self-cleaning agent.
Most f us clean our ears with cotton swabs, and the traces of the earwax on the cotton is in fact old earwax that flaked and dried.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology recommends to people not to use cotton swabs to clean their ears. They state that the cotton swab just pushes the wax further into the ear, which on the other hand can cause pain, bad odor, itchy ears, loss of hearing and ringing ears.
Now you may think, but how should we clean our ears. The ears can be cleaned by applying home remedies; here below you will see the eight remedies for efficient cleaning.
8 Home Remedies for Proper Cleaning of the Ears
- Garlic Ear Drops
Garlic ear drops are traditional remedy which people used it when they had colds, and then placed one clove of garlic in the ears in order to soothe this condition. Likewise, this treatment is extremely beneficial for the earwax.
Preparation of garlic drops:
Start with soaking one minced clove of garlic in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. The coconut oil needs to be warm, and the clove soaked for half an hour. After that period of time, strain out the garlic and transfer the solution into a suitable container.
Use: With an eye dropper place 2 drops into your ears. Leave the drops to act for 10 minutes, and after that clean your ears.
- Baby Oil
Aside the use of baby oil, you can as well as use glycerin and mineral oil in the same way. Take an eye dropper place few drops of baby oil in the ears in order to soften the wax.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
It is really easy for use, just 10 minutes before showering, put 2 drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ears.
If you are dealing with excessive ear wax, then use this method once a month for having ear canals free of excess wax.
- Baking Soda
Prepare the following mixture: combine 2 teaspoons of water with a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. For proper application, tilt your head and place the mixture in your ears by using a cotton ball or an eye dropper. After that, lean your head in the opposite direction in order for the mixture to drain. In the end of the procedure take a soft cloth to remove the ear wax and to dry your ears.
In order to eliminate ear congestion you can use a pressure point that is called Gallbladder 20. It is positioned between the ear and spine in 2 dips on the back of the skull. Just press it and you will relieve ear congestion. For this procedure use the thumbs and massage this pressure point by applying circular movements. Perform this for 2 minutes.
- Warm Water
For this type of cleaning you will have to supply a rubber-bulb syringe. With this syringe you can apply warm water into your ears.
The optimal way for putting the warm water is to tilt your head and pull the outer ear up, and after that straighten it so that the ear canal is exposed. After the application of the warm water, tilt the head to the opposite direction in order for the water to drain.
- Salt Water
Salt water can be used instead of warm water. It is simple procedure: mix a quarter cup of warm water with a quarter teaspoon salt. Use an eye dropper and place 2 to 3 drops of the salt water into your ears.
Likewise, you can use a cotton ball and then soak it in the mixture and dab it gently in the ears.
If you suffer from an excess of earwax, the reason for its occurrence may be lack of fatty acid.
In case of shortage of omega-3, all you have to do is to start consuming more Brussels sprouts, salmon and flax seed.