Herbal Recipes for Ear, Nose, and Eye Health

Discover herbal recipes to support your ear, nose, and eye health.

| April 2019

Photo by Getty Images/Zbynek Pospisil

Mullein Ear Oil

Mullein is an anti-inflammatory, and a traditional herb for earaches.

Combine in a small jar a handful of dried mullein flowers and a clover of sliced garlic (optional). Cover the herbs with olive oil, cap the jar, and let it sit in a sunny spot for a few days. Strain out the flowers and transfer the oil to a dropper bottle. Use 2-3 drops in your achy ear once or twice a day. Warm it up first if you’d like — just stick it in your pocket for a minute.

Sinus Wash

One of the simplest ways to treat congestion is to irrigate your sinuses with a saline solution. Use a neti pot or a cup to pour this mixture gently into one nostril and let it drip out the other. Refill the pot and repeat on the other side, and then gently blow your nose. Use 1/8 teaspoon sea salt to every cup of warm water, and add a pinch of baking soda.

Herbal Eye Wash

Eyebright. Guess what it does!

Make an infusion with one cup of water plus 1/2 teaspoon each:

  • Eyebright
  • Goldenseal root
  • Red raspberry leaf

Strain it very well and use it with an eye cup or shot glass to help soothe tired eyes or fight eye infection.  

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Excerpted with permission from Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, published by Microcosm Publishing, 2nd ed. 2018.



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