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Tinnitus Herbs – Alternative Medicine For Tinnitus


Tinnitus is derived from a Latin word tinnitus – interpreted as “ringing”. It is sound perception within the human ear when there is no matching external sound. Basically, this condition is not a disease but a symptom that results from different fundamental causes such as the presence of foreign item in the ear, ear infections, and wax build-up caused by nose allergies. Tinnitus herbs are effective for managing tinnitus.

There are various options for managing tinnitus which include medication. However, a number of herbs are effective in managing this condition. If you desire the best results with herbs in managing tinnitus, go for herbs that are circulation stimulators, alongside a nutrient-rich diet. Here are some herbs to use for this condition;


Chinese herbalists have used sesame seeds in treating tinnitus. They also used it to treat other conditions such as dizziness and blurred vision. Another use of the sesame seed is in Indian Ayurvedic treatment. The use of this medicinal herb includes adding it to foods. Sesame is found in other forms such as tahini, halvah, and peanut-butter-form spread generated from sesame seeds.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo is one of the effective herbal medicines in the reduction of the effects of tinnitus. The result of 2 reliable researches has shown that an extract of ginkgo standardized contains 6 percent terpene lactones and 24 percent flavone glycosides in 120 milligram amount per day; this is extremely helpful for those who suffer from tinnitus. However, few other researches where not able to come up with any benefit associated with ginkgo. Many European researches have established that standardized ginkgo extract can be used for different health conditions connected with aging, memory loss, tinnitus, poor circulation as well as vertigo.

Also, it is important to state that ginkgo is not effective in all tinnitus case. However, there is virtually no side effects associated with it; moreover, it is beneficial in improving memory loss condition. Therefore, you can go ahead and explore this herb. Also, this herb increases the flow of blood to the brain, which is a cause of tinnitus. You need substantial amount of ginkgo for it to work optimally. The daily dosage should be 40 mg of dried ginkgo or 120 ml of concentrated gingko extract (standardized) – this is also referred to as Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE). If you are not seeing any sign of relief instantly, do not bother because gingko works gradually; therefore many weeks or even months will elapse before you can feel a significant relief.

Black Cohosh

Although not reliable, there have been evidences that black cohosh is effective in minimizing tinnitus distress. Its use should be in decoction form twice or 3 times daily, 2 capsules of the crushed root, or 3 milligram of tincture. A good number of herbal medicine practitioners recommend a combination of black cohosh and gingko in order to realize the best results.

Fenugreek Seed Tea

Another effective tinnitus herb is the fenugreek seed. It has been reported that a daily practice of taking a cup of fenugreek seed tea in the morning, afternoon and night eliminates disturbing ear noises. Other tinnitus herbs and herbal medicine include goldenseal (not for pregnant women), Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Spinacia oleracea and other foods containing zinc, Castor Oil, sunflower seeds and few others.


Source by Joanna Sue