Food is literally our medicine. Mother nature is wise so I always turn to her first to see if I can help a symptom with her abundance of life.
I LOVE this remedy. I came across it about a year ago when my daughter woke up in the middle of the night crying. After some investigation, it turned out to be an earache... and a pretty bad one. She wasn't happy and was in pain. While Chad soothed her, I started searching the web. I came across using all kinds of things like garlic, cinnamon, colloidal silver but the onion remedy seemed the fastest. And it really was fast. After some steaming and mashing, it was ready to use.
It really is amazing to create something and then watch it work. Story, my daughter, was apprehensive, not because it was onion, but because it was something we had to drop inside her ear. It didn't take much convincing. To be honest, the only tricky part was getting her to lie still so the juice wouldn't fall out. This is when TV really comes in handy. She lied for a little while, I did some ear massaging and then it was off to bed.
Results: Within a few minutes she was no longer crying. She said the pain was still there but her actions told me it was much less. She fell back to sleep 30 minutes later. We did one more round an hour later when she woke back up and that was it! She never complained again. Thank you mother nature!
Then today, as we are getting ready to leave for a two week vacation, Chad tells me that he thinks HE has an ear infection! Well, what works for kids, also works for adults. No trip to the doctors, phew!
So here's the super easy steps (seriously, once you do it, it will blow your mind!).
Step 1: Cut an onion in half and place in a heat safe bowl (like glass). Using a steamer on the stove top, place the bowl inside and cover.
Step 2: Bring the water to boil. Leave steaming until the onion is soft.
Step 3: Remove bowl from the stove and squeeze juice out of the onion using a fork or spoon.
Step 4: Let onion cool... about 5 or so minutes. You don't want the juice of the onion hot or cold, just warm.
Step 5: Have little or big person lie on their side with the infected ear up. Pour juice into the ear, using half a dropper (1/10 tsp) for kids and a full dropper (1/8 tsp) for adults. If you don't have a dropper just use a little spoon to pour juice into ear.
Step 6: Gently massage the ear lobe, pulling it down and around, allowing the juice to reach the ear drum. Do this for about 5 minutes.
Step 7: Finally, place the thumb at the base of the ear, beside your jaw bone and gently massage in a downward motion. Do this for about another 5 minutes. The massage is just as important as the juice as it help to help the juice get where it needs to go to fight the nasty inflammation and then help to get it out.
Repeat this process every hour until pain is completely relieved. Be patient, this really does work!