Tinnitus Ear Ringing

Homeopathic remedies can stop tinnitus ear ringing

There are many success stories regarding the use of herbal remedies.

The best results are from herbs that help to stimulate circulation.

But their use must be supplemented by a nutrient rich diet.


Ginkgo Biloba is a herb found to relieve tinnitus distress


This powerful herb is among the most highly researched herbal remedies.

One of the findings is that it is able to improve blood flow to the perimeters of your body.

This means better circulation to the head and brain.

Circulatory deficencies are among the numerous causes of tinnitus.


Ginkgo is available in capsules


Some studies concluded that the product you buy should contain 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones.

herbal tinnitus remedy

fresh ginkgo leaves

Recommended daily consumption for herbal tinnitus treatment is between 120mg and 240mg daily.

It is important to first consult with an expert herbalist after seeing your doctor to identify underlying causes.

This will not be an instant fix, and it is recommended you give it at least six weeks to work.

Even if not effective in your particular case, a side benefit of the herb is improved memory and clearer thinking.

Ginkgo wont help everyone, but it is a well-studied herb with virtually no harmful side effects.

It works gently and slowly, so you need to be patient.

This herb is not guaranteed to silence tinnitus, but its many benefits will be a positive consolation.

It has been proven to help with age-related conditions such as memory loss, poor circulation and vertigo, as well as tinnitus.


Some other herbs known to relieve tinnitus


The success rates for these is more anecdotal than scientific.

Discuss them with your herbalist or medical practitioner.


Black Cohosh – This herb is often boiled down to produce an essence, then used in the form of a tincture.

It also comes in a capsule form of the crushed root.

Your herbalist is likely to recommend taking this in conjunction with Ginko.

Spinach – Zinc deficiency is sometimes associated with hearing problems or tinnitus.

Boosting your zinc intake can be beneficial.

Apart from spinach – Other good sources of zinc are: brussels sprouts, cucumbers, asparagus,endives, string beans, prunes, paypaya and collards.

Sesame Seeds – This is one from the Chinese herbalists who recommend its use for anything from tinnitus to blurred vision and dizziness

Sunflower Seeds – This is an ancient Chinese tinnitus remedy. It calls for eating the seeds and drinking a tea made from the husks of the seeds.

Fenugreek Seed Tea – Irritating ear noise is said to be soothed by drinking this tea three times a day, morning, noon and night.

Castor Oil – This is one probably passed down to grandma from her own granny.

Tinnitus is said to be helped by three or four drops of castor oil in each ear once per day, and keeping it there with a cotton plug.

Onion Juice – Another remedy passed down through generations is to take one drop of onion juice three times per week. Once relieved, cut back to once a week.

Passion Flower – The extract from this plant regulates neurotransmitters and your circulation.

Ramson Juice – Believe it, or not, tinnitus can be related to constipation. Taking one tablespoon of ramson juice daily will clear the large intestine.



Some herbs must avoided if you suffer from tinnitus


Anyone troubled by tinnitus, should stay clear of aspirin or its derivatives.

It is not advised to take herbs like willow bark, meadowsweet and wintergreen.

Once past a certain dosage, aspirin could be responsible for the noises in your ears.

Other culprits for your tinnitus getting louder might be cinchona, black haw and uva ursi.


Vitamin B12 can be an effective supplement


The jury is still out on orally ingested vitamin B capsules, although there is enough anecdotal evidence to give it a try.

People who have developed occupational tinnitus and hearing loss due to loud noise, have also exhibited a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Most of the success with vitamin B12 treatment has been from patients who have had it administered through intramuscular injections.

This should be done by your doctor. In certain circumstances, you can be trained by the doctor in how to perform this procedure yourself.

Please don’t try it without proper consultation.


To get the most out of herbal remedies to stop tinnitus ear ringing, you need to identify the root cause of your tinnitus.


Unbearable Tinnitus?

Unbearable tinnitus for some people is so bad that they’ll consider suicide. They can’t get through their normal day routine, they can’t handle a personal relationship, they can’t even keep a job. Their tinnitus is just too much.

While researching tinnitus, I came across an interesting article. There were researchers studying tinnitus, working with patients with incredibly unbearable tinnitus.

The researchers know the auditory nerve, inside the ear, sends impulses to the brain that the ears hear from external stimulus(outside noise), but in the case of tinnitus, the auditory nerve is sending false impulses to the brain even though there isn’t any outside noise.

A patient with incredibly unbearable tinnitus had their auditory nerve cut, severed completely. The crazy part was that the patient could still hear the constant unbearable ringing even though they were completely deaf. Tinnitus is not heard but experienced!

Tinnitus Getting Louder?

Is your tinnitus getting louder?

It might be time to make some changes. Sometimes lack of sleep can help make your tinnitus louder.

But people have found that a sound machine at night can be helpful to get a good night’s sleep.

A sound machine plays soothing sounds so you hear a nice background instead of ringing.

At night, when it’s quiet, ringing in the ears sound louder, making it harder to sleep.

As a result, the lack of sleep makes you more tired during the day which increases your anxiety and stress.

Poor sleep can bring on depression, negative thoughts and a resultant higher level of anxiety and more tinnitus getting louder.

It can be a horrible cycle.


Tinnitus Getting Worse?

Tinnitus getting worse can sometimes be directly linked to emotions. A bad breakup, or something emotional can trigger your tinnitus to get worse. An illness, injury or infection can also affect your tinnitus. If you can calm yourself down, like with soothing music or relaxing hot bath, your tinnitus may calm down and the ringing may be reduced.

Overall, tinnitus getting worse is sometimes part of getting older or exposure to excessive loud noise. Try to protect your ears and calm down your stress and you’ll probably feel better in the long run.

Sometimes soothing your stress and keeping out of loud noise isn’t enough. To stop your tinnitus getting worse, you need to identify your root cause.

When to see a doctor about tinnitus

See a doctor to identify underlying causes.


The sounds in your ear might not result in permanent tinnitus.

The ringing or buzzing might only be a temporary reaction to recent exposure to loud noises.

You might have been to a rock concert, or a fireworks display.

You could have forgotten to wear ear protection while on the ride-on lawnmower or during a session with the chainsaw.

This might have resulted in relatively minor damage to the hair cells in the cochlea which is found in the inner ear.

The hair cells are tipped with groups of hair-like extensions known as stereocilia.

When damaged, they can send false information to your brain, via the auditory nerves.

However, these tiny tips have the abilty to heal within a day or so.

Before your condition gets out of hand, consider an holistic approach. Read about it here.


See your doctor if the ringing lasts more than a few days.


Repeated exposure to loud noise will damage your hair cells for good.

Get a checkup if the the noise in your ears is accompanied by dizziness or pain.

This may actually be an indicator for Meniere’s disease or other neurological conditions. Call a doctor immediately.

Having tinnitus itself can be a symptom of high blood pressure or an under active thyroid gland.

See your GP if in addition to the noise in your ears, you have pain or pus in the ear(s). This can be an ear infection.

It’s probably a good idea that any symptoms of tinnitus be looked at by a doctor.

Symptoms of tinnitus may be caused by a perforated eardrum, a middle ear infection, or a reaction to medication to name a few.

Get a doctor’s appointment if you’ve had a chest infection through a cold or flu, and your tinnnitus is still present a week later.

Tinnitus can start for no apparent reason, so let your doctor go through his checklist with you.

It’s sometimes hard to tell what the cause is and seeing a doctor can be beneficial with tinnitus getting louder.


Loud noise is probably the most common reason for tinnitus

You need to use ear protection when you know you are going to be exposed to a long period of excessive noise.

We all have different threshholds to pain or tolerance levels for noise.

Sound levels are measured in decibels, and the magic number is generally regarded as 85.

ear protection

sound advice

Below 85 decibels is considered as the safe zone.

Repeated exposure above this level is where your problems begin.

An occasional visit to a rock concert will see you blasted by 140 decibels of sound.

If you are lucky, the resultant ringing in your ears will fade over the following 24 hours.

I remember once, after a Rolling Stones concert (front row seats, which we stood on, lol) not being able to hold a conversation in a quiet living room.

We had to shout to each other, even though the concert was long past.

Thankfully, my discomfort was short-lived, although I do still have occasional bouts of tinnitus at night.


You are certainly not alone when it comes to issues with tinnitus


According to the American Tinnitus Association, for around 12 million people in the U.S. the unwanted sounds never stop.

Some well-known personalities have been forced to live with tinnitus after being subjected to loud noises.

Actor/comedian, Steve Martin experienced problems after a loud explosion on the set of “Three Amigos”.

Actor/TV host, William Shatner had problems with his hearing after a similar explosive incident while filming “Star trek”.

Leading musicians, Pete Townsend and Neil Young also suffer ear problems after years of high-powered concerts.


So, where does the safe decibel level of below 85 sit in the scheme of things.

Check out this list compiled by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and health.

  • Ringing telephone – 30 decibels
  • Normal conversation – 60 decibels.
  • Lawn Mower – 90 decibels.
  • Chainsaw – 110 decibels.
  • Ambulance siren – 120 decibels.
  • Rock concert – 140 decibels
  • 12-gauge shotgun – 165 decibels.

Your tinnitus may have nothing to do with excessive noise or damaged hair cells.


It could be through something as mundane as a build-up of earwax, or a common ear infection.

Your doctor can relieve you symptoms by applying drops to soften the wax and then removing by suction, or with the help of other instruments such as a curette.

Your symptoms might be the result of a more serious underlying condition like a tumor or calcium deposits on the ear bones, known as otosclerosis.

It might be because of something quite unrelated to loud noise or the ears themselves.

One such situation which could lead to tinnitus symptoms, is a problem with your jaw.

Called temporomandibular joint syndrome, or TMJ (thankfully), it means you are referred to a dental specialist for treatment.

By seeing your doctor, you stand a better chance of preventing your tinnitus getting worse.


Unfortunately there is no guaranteed tinnitus remedy


Your doctor could identify, and eliminate the underlying reasons for the irritating sounds.

For some this could be a complete solution, for others, the sounds persist.

There are many medications used to treat tinnitus, including anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium, or antidepressants like Elavil.

Steroids placed in the middle ear, or hormone treatment have proven effective for some.

A variety of drugs are being trialled, as is the way they are administered.


It is imperative you see your doctor before trying any sort of medication for tinnitus.


Even homeopathic remedies should only be tried  after thorough research.

Apart from the risks of side-effects, your doctor will inform you of the practicality of such treatment.

  • What are the risks vs benefits?
  • Will it mean a change to your lifestyle (not always a bad thing)?
  • How expensive will drug treatment be?
  • Is surgery an option?
  • Have you any recourse to compensation if things go wrong?


The good news about tinnitus is that it can clear up over time without any intervention.

The bad news is that some cases, never are completely cured.

Given the many underlying conditions that cause this distressing condition, sometimes taking a holistic approach to manage tinnitus is the best option.









My tinnitus getting louder again.

I never thought that by not doing my meditation daily would cause my tinnitus getting louder. I’ve tried to keep my stress and anxiety levels under control, but recently I thought maybe I would try skipping my meditation session. I took a soothing hot bath and felt pretty relaxed. But unfortunately I found my my tinnitus getting louder a couple days later. I’ve tried to avoid medications and foods that I felt made the ear ringing worse, but I now know it’s important to keep up a normal routine with daily stress relief.