Info: 30 ml Dropper Bottle, for Ear Ache Relief
This is called an Ear "Oil" because it's delivered in a base of high quality olive oil (which makes it appropriate for removing excess earwax), but make no mistake -- it's also a formula for Ear Ache Relief, and a highly effective one, at that.* In particular, it's an herbal remedy for relieving the inflammation, pain, discomfort, and itching associated with ear infections, whether from swimmer's ear, or non-specific dermatitis of the external ear canal. Its primary ingredients are Mullein and St. John's wort, to ease the topical pain; Calendula (and Mullein, again), to heal the tissue; and Garlic, to fight the infection.
Per 1 ml:
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus, flower and leaf): 0.263 ml
Calendula (Calendula officinalis, flower) 0.263 ml
Garlic (Allium sativum, clove): 0.263 ml
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum, flower): 0.211 ml.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Gargano Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
St. Francis Farm's herbs are Certified Organic or Wildcrafted.
All ages: use 5 drops of oil placed directly in the external ear canal, three times daily.
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Do not take this product if you have an allergy to the Compositae (Daisy) family of plants. Occasional allergic reactions have occurred in sensitive individuals; discontinue use if this occurs. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you have changes in hearing and/or discharge from the ear, or if symptoms worsen or persist.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80040720.
E.g., these two studies by Sarrell et al. found this combination to be as effective in reducing the ear drum pain and other symptoms of acute otitis media as a prescription anaesthetic treatment:
- Sarrell EM, Mandelberg A, Cohen HA. "Efficacy of naturopathic extracts in the management of ear pain associated with acute otitis media." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Jul;155(7):796-9; and,
- Sarrell EM, Cohen HA, Kahan E. "Naturopathic treatment for ear pain in children." Pediatrics. 2003 May;111(5 Pt 1):e574-9.