My ear hurt, again. I was getting so tired of this. It’s summertime, and I had gone swimming with friends yesterday. Now, I would pay. I had swimmer’s ear. But, wait! Learn how witch hazel benefits swimmer’s ear! Now I could just keep swimming!
Swimmer’s ear can be troublesome, especially during summertime! Symptoms include itching, and increasing pain. Hearing can become muffled as there is excessive fluid drainage and pus. Not fun! Journey with me as we discover how witch hazel can help.
Native Americans used Witch Hazel for years before white man came on the Mayflower. And that was one of their best kept secrets. While they taught white man to grow corn and survive the tough winters, it was the Mohicans that introduced the witch hazel. Fortunately, this is not something we’ve forgotten!
Witch Hazel Benefits:
- Treat varicose veins
- Bleeding cessation
- Alleviate hemorrhoids
- Relieve sore throats
- Fights gum disease
- Eases swimmer’s ear
- Decrease puffy eyes
- Wound cleansing
- Soothes itching
My Final Thoughts…
Witch hazel is such an interesting looking plant. I will have to try to grow some if only for the aesthetics. But it is so beneficial, I am sad that I haven’t used it before. Though in my defense, my mother didn’t use it either. Though it’s too bad that we didn’t know about it during my growing up years.
I had so many earaches. My mother would take me to the doctor, and of course, on that day I would be fine. But I did truly get swimmer’s ear from swimming. I even gave up swimming for a few years, because I could get it from the shower. In case you are wondering, I didn’t give up showers! Nowadays, I do go in the pool occasionally, though I don’t put my head in. Which is my type of swimming anyway! Maybe it has to do with blow drying my hair and then straightening it. Maybe you can tell I never went pro!
What have you used witch hazel for? Let me know in the comments!
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