Best Ayurvedic treatment for Ear wax problems – Alveda

Ear wax problems

Ear wax problems from the point of view of Ayurveda

Earwax, also called cerumen, is made by the body to protect the ears. The ear wax has both lubricating and antibacterial properties. Ears are designed to clean themselves. Earwax buildup and blockage often happens when people use items like cotton swabs or bobby pins to try to clean their ears. This only pushes the earwax farther into the ears and can also cause injury to the ear.  Most of the time, the old earwax is moved through the ear canal by jaw motions like chewing while the skin in your ear grows from the inside out. When it reaches the outside of the ear, it flakes off.
If left untreated, excessive earwax may cause symptoms of earwax blockage to become worse. These symptoms might include: - sudden or partial hearing loss, which is usually temporary, tinnitus, which is a ringing or buzzing in the ear, a feeling of fullness in the ear, earache.  A buildup of earwax might also make it difficult to see into the ear, which may result in potential problems going undiagnosed.
Healthy earwax comes in a range of colors. There is 2 types of ear wax - wet earwax or dry earwax. Wet earwax comes in a range of colors including light yellow, honey-color, and orange-brown. Wet earwax is sticky. Dry earwax is likely to be whitish or gray in color and is flaky.
If your earwax is more of a discharge, like it contains white or greenish pus, or you find it caked on your pillow after sleeping, you should contact doctor.


Ear discharge in Ayurveda called under name of Karna strava. According to Ayurveda, the ears are a physical place in the body where vata resides. Vata dosha is considered to be highly mobile, cold, dry and rough, and these qualities are easily unbalanced through the daily life. Ayurveda advice treatment – Karna Purana, which  by bringing in opposing qual ities – warm, moist, stable and smooth. Karna Purana, the Ayurvedic method of ear oiling. Karna Purana is Ayurvedic technique of administering warm oil into the ear canals to maintain optimal health of the ears and jaw. Ayurvedic ear cleaning can also be done in a more therapeutic sense to pacify certain imbalances often caused by excess vata accumulation and aggravation brought on by cold and windy weather, overstimulation and travel. Nasya is an Ayurvedic nasal treatment that combines a head, neck and shoulder massage with organic aromatherapy products and the application of warmed herbal oil to the nasal cavity.

In Ayurvedic tradition, the nose is considered the ‘door to your brain’ and consciousness. It makes sense then that Nasya treatment has been used to treat a variety of health concerns including ear problems.

If medication is needed during treatment, it is prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor. List of procedures, changes in diet and lifestyle comment Ayurvedic doctor during the visit.

Close up young asian woman cleaning ear with cotton swab. Healthcare and ear cleaning concept.

Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Ear wax problems

  • Coconut oil is very useful to get rid of earwax

  • Almond oil is another lubricant that softens the wax and makes it easy to remove

  • Baking soda is a very effective natural therapy for earwax. It is an antiseptic that will also soften the earwax and prevents its future build-up

  • Garlic contains allicin, which makes it a natural antibiotic.If the ear blockage is accompanied by a lot of pain, using garlic oil is an effective & good therapy.

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