Tinnitus is not a new problem. Although it appears that more people are afflicted with this condition today, it has been with us for hundreds, even thousands of years. In this article, I will tell you about some herbs traditionally used to treat tinnitus.
There are several herbs that have been used for many years in the treatment of tinnitus. In this article, you’ll learn about 2 of them. They are Goldenseal and Black Cohosh. Both these herbs were known and used by the American Indians hundreds of years ago.
Goldenseal Hydrastus has been used for centuries and is one of the most widely used herbs today. Although it has many healthful properties, when it comes to tinnitus, its ability to soothe mucous membranes is what’s important. One cause of tinnitus is when the mucous in the ear becomes too thick. Goldenseal can quickly improve the state of the mucous in your ear, reducing excess thickness and the pounding sounds you hear.
Black Cohosh was likewise used by the American Indians for a variety of medical conditions. Its most important benefit for tinnitus sufferers is the ability to improve blood flow in and around the ear. Poor circulation in this area has been known to cause ringing in the ears, and improving the blood flow often reduces or eliminates the symptoms. The effects of Black Cohosh aren’t felt as rapidly as Goldenseal. You will want to give this herb several weeks to do its work.
As with all herbs, it is wise to consult with a licensed herbalist about dosages before using either of the herbs described here.