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Ailment: Tinnitus

Remedy: Sesame oil

Sesame oil is widely used in Chinese and traditional medicine. It is warming and soothing. In ayurvedic medicine, it is the best calming oil for a disturbed vata dosha, or constitution.

Only use fresh, organic, cold pressed oil. Sesame oil is damaged by heating. The sesame oil that you buy in Asian grocery stores is toasted.

Visitors personal experiences with Sesame oil

Comment posted by pratik rupawat of mandsaur, m.p., India on 2 June 2014 at 0:0       2596

I use bilowas tab. 3 times a day and tinnax cap. 2 times a day. I also use sesame oil put into ear and gentle massage behind ear. I also avoid cold water, ice cream, cola, dahi and other cold items. Homeopathic treatment also useful to treat it. Above treatment decrease tinnitus in 7 days.

Comment posted by arun of dehradun, uttrakhand, india on 20 February 2014 at 20:26       2341

My wife is suffering from tinnitus for last 6 months. She tried madition tinnex but no success. I suggest her for badam rogan (fine sweet almond oil), and she is using it from one week and now she is feeling good, the ringing noise in her ear has been decreased.

Comment posted by Carolyn of South Johnstone, Qld, Australia on 29 December 2013 at 17:37       1654

I have tinnitus & will give the sesame oil a go. I bought a nasal wash bottle from the chemist. I put 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of salt & a pinch of baking soda in 500ml of preboiled water then rinse my sinuses out with the bottle, (instructions are on the bottle & easy to follow). I do this 2-3 times a day & it has decreased the level of noise. Make sure you put the salt in ... it hurts like hell otherwise ! Also I hold my nose & "blow" as many times a day as I remember. Thankyou for the tip on the sesame oil, I will let you know how I get on.

Comment posted by Moin of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on 16 February 2013 at 1:12       982

Seems like it's working for me too. Although my tinnitus is not gone completely, but has reduced to a great extent.

Comment posted by Pamela of Vicco, KY, USA on 7 February 2013 at 7:54       941

It worked for me. Acupuncture also helped.

Comment posted by Jen of Henderson, NV, USA on 23 December 2012 at 12:57       868

Sesame Oil cured my tinnitus. It soothed it and healed my ears more than any other natural remedy I tried. Invaluable.

Comment posted by Emy of Mangalore, KA, India on 28 November 2012 at 13:5       835

I have tried Sesame oil for 2 weeks. It seems to reduced my ear ringing. Now, I don't want to use white noise while sleeping. (Earlier I had to use white noise + fan sound together. Now just fan sound enough) Also, even in silence ringing doesn't make me that irritated in mind. Its like almost absent. Now its at 20-25 decibel. Need to continue my treatment. But sometimes as you said due to cold it increases. Eating ice cream drinking cold water also make it increase in sound. Thanks.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 3 November 2012 at 9:16       793

In reply to Emy. Why don't you try the sesame oil treatment? It is most unlikely to do any harm, and may result in an improvement or cure. Please leave a message to let us know how it goes.

Question posted by Emy of Mangalore, KA, India on 3 November 2012 at 7:50       792

I got tinnitus for no reason. I have not exposed to any music. Now I'm having ringing up-to 35 decibels. I use white noise while sleeping. Are you sure Sesame oil cured ringing? Please i'm looking for an answer. I have checked with ENT, Homeopathy and now doing Ayurveda. Not seems to be working.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 4 April 2010 at 19:22       23

Gently rub fresh, cold-pressed sesame oil warmed to body temperature behind the ears twice a day. Apply 5 drops of warm sesame oil into each ear. Lie on your side, and drop the warm oil into the ear facing upwards. Leave it for a few minutes while you relax and breathe deeply. Then turn over, and let the oil drain out of that ear. Do this once a day Gently clean out the ears with a cotton wool bud. Do not go very deep with the cotton wool tip or you can damage your ears. Leave a little oil in the ears to reduce dryness. Continue with this treatment for a couple of weeks, and it will noticeably reduce the level of your tinnitus. I find tinnitus is aggravated by the wind, especially when it is also cold and dry. When I have not done the above treatment, I find it is helpful to add a little oil to my ears if the symptoms are getting worse. Put one or two drops of sesame oil onto your little finger and massage it around the inside of each ear.