You may have seen this recipe before and wondered, hmmmm...does this really work? Especially if you have a toddler who is tugging at their ear, in pain...not happy to say the least. That's where I was over 10 years ago. Our two guys seemed to both fight frequent ear infections and I was getting caught up in the habit of running them to the doctors for antibiotics a lot. Plus, I was hearing "horror" stories of "tubes in their ears" and on going, recurrent infections from moms all around me. It made me a bit desperate and willing to try something natural. Not that I wasn't in to natural, I was really discovering herbs and gardening, but I was still new to the whole medical use of them all. I also didn't have the internet to do any research and most of my friends thought the herbal stuff was wacky. That's when I ran across a small article in a homesteading supply magazine. It was about a garlic oil treatment and how this man had used it on his kids for their ear infections and it really worked! He was so sincere and humble in his article that I thought, "why not give it a try?"
Little did I understand the power behind this lowly piece of garlic. How could something that makes awesome garlic bread kill an infection? I was soon to find out. The next time one of our kiddos started complaining about their ear, I found the recipe and went for it.
What I love most about this recipe is how simple it is. No mail order catalogs, no 4-6 weeks of waiting on a tincture...this stuff is ready to go in about 15 minutes after prepping. Inexpensive and highly effective, it's a hard one to beat. All you need is a garlic clove or two (depending on the size) and some olive oil. Mince the garlic clove and place it in a clean container.
Like you see here. Then cover it with a little olive oil.