Ear infection/fluid behind the eardrum

by Stacy

Can you put olive leaf extract directly into the ear?

I have never tried this, but it looks like a good possibility.

1. An ethanolic tincture, if not too strong (around 30% alcohol) may work if you put in a few drops. Olive leaf extract does get sticky when dry so I don't know if this would cause a problem. It may also help to dilute it with an equal amount of vinegar. Used too often it may dry out the ear causing other problems.

2. A glycerine tincture may also work, a few drops, as it softens earwax too.

Theoretically, it may actually work, as it is very difficult to get at an inner-ear infection. Olive leaf extract taken orally may not get to the site of the infection in sufficient quantities to have an effect.

I don't know how much of the active constituents of olive leaf will pass through the ear drum to get to the inner ear.

It's worth a try - obviously with caution.

I would love to know the results if you do try so I can post it for others to see.

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