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ANSWERS FROM LORHYL
afternoon! I have ringing in the right ear for about
3-4 years now. Can you offer any suggestions? I have
been to an ENT and he said there is nothing they can do.
There are several things you can try to help alleviate
your problem. All of them natural alternatives. First
off, take a close look at your diet, make sure it is as
natural and healthy as possible for your blood type, and
body type. ( look up info on this at amazon.com).
Please read the download, on some suggestions to clear
your body of toxins, and to clean up your diet, if you
have not already done that. Castor oil, heated, put a
couple of drops in the ear, and rub gently, beside the
ear, and down the side of the neck. If you can get
someone to rub on the shoulders, do that as well, and
both sides of neck to spine, twice a day if you can.
Especially before bed. Use Gingko Biloba, 3 capsules, 2
times daily, and use 3 Bilberry, pure fruit pills, 2-3
times daily. Use raw veggie juices, as much as you can
also, as part of the live enzymes your body needs to
maintain and grow your health.
ANSWERS FROM KAREN:
the a herb to help minor hearing loss from age?
Hearing loss can be caused by a number of things.
Allergies can be responsible for hearing loss with
wheat, dairy and sugar being the most common triggers.
More than one third of people over 65 experience hearing
loss, but surprisingly, it is more often a result of a
change in blood supply to the ear than merely old age.
Gingko, hawthorn berries, cinnamon and ginger are
helpful in increasing circulation.
If you'd like, I can make a custom tea for you. E-mail
me and put the word ORDER in the subject line, and ask
for my Circulatory Tea for Ears.
QUESTION: Has there been a recorded cure for suffers of the
, labyrinth and or ringing in the ears by a herbalist ....... the
practitioners usually send the patient to the ENT's and forget about
..... usually prescribed is Serc ,Cinarizine and Meclizine
.... any advice
you have will be greatly appreciated
ANSWER: The following herbs have been used in the past for this
GINKGO, Latin Named: Ginkgo biloba helps to increase circulation to
cerebral and peripheral regions and has been helpful with ringing in
the ears. The contraindication would be vasodilative headaches
BLACK COHOSH, Latin Named: Cimicifuga racemosa normally associated
with Female Reproductive issues has been used by native Americans for
ringing in the ears.
In Europe MISTLETOE, Latin named: Viscum album is used in the
treatment of this condition. The caution with this herb is to start
with very small amounts, 5 drops of tincture or less.
In China SESAME seeds, Latin Named: Sesamum indicum are used to treat
this condition. Sesame seeds can be added to the diet, grind the
seeds fresh before use or chew thoroughly.
Autopsy of patients diagnosed with Meniere's disease show edema in the
labyrinth of the inner ear so diuretic herbs may be helpful.
If the person is a smoker, cessation of this habit is indicated and
has proved very useful in the correction of this condition.
QUESTION: I was just at a doctor for ringing in my ears , my
hearing is 100% ,but I always have ringing tones . He suggested to
take ginkgo 120mg. . I need to know if this has any side effects or if
it is not compatible with other products such as ma huang.
Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ear, it can be
continuous or intermittent and the noise might not be exactly
described as ringing. Many people experience tinnitus occasionally for
a minute or two. For some it it terribly annoying and must be
This ringing can be caused by exposure to loud noise, ear
obstructions, ear infections, abnormal bone growth in the ear, head
injuries, or heart and blood vessel disorders.
For some the cause cannot be found or treated
one herbal remedy which has been successful in some case of Tinnitus
Suggested doses of 60 mg to 80 mg three times a day have been proven
effective in test studies, for alcohol based extract tinctures 40-60
drops up to four times a day has been used.
Additional areas to consider are avoiding loud noises, nicotine,
aspirin, caffeine, and alcohol.
Ginkgo is contraindicated with blood thinners, severe hypertension,
bleeding conditions, and additionally safety in young children,
pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney
disease, however, has not been established.