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By P. Sze | Last updated: December 11, 2022

Is Ginger Good for Tinnitus? Here Is All You Need to Know

Tinnitus can be a debilitating problem. For over 27% of the American population between the ages of 65 and 84, tinnitus is a serious health issue. It often comes with a degree of hearing loss, which can be really terrifying. The question is, can you rely on alternative medicine, particularly ginger, to control the problem? Is ginger good for tinnitus?

We decided to answer all the questions for you. Here, you will read about the latest statistical analysis on tinnitus and whether or not you can rely on ginger to treat the problem. So, let’s get right to it.

Ginger for Earache

Not every bacterial or ear infection needs to be treated with medication. Sometimes people can get the relief they need just by relying on at-home treatments. One of the most popular alternatives is ginger.

Due to its potent anti-inflammatory compounds, it can reduce the earache completely in a natural way. Some medical experts believe the compounds in ginger juice can warm the ear and help speed up the natural rejuvenation process.

People drink the juice or use the strained oil mixed with ginger and apply it to the outer canal of the ear. For safe results, they don’t directly insert the remedy inside the ear. The goal is for the herbal remedy to work from the outside. By releasing the heat, it calms the nerves and soothes the inflammation. Does that mean you can use it for tinnitus?

Is Ginger Good for Tinnitus?

According to the National Institutes of Health, ginger has plenty of health-promoting properties. Its rich structure and anti-oxidative compound make it an excellent choice for reducing inflammation and other ear complications.

However, there isn’t much research that studies the impact of ginger on tinnitus. The ringing in the ears can be a complex disorder to manage. While it may prove effective for some individuals, it might not work the same way for others. But, it is worth a try. All you have to do is prepare some cold ginger spiced tea and try it out for yourself.

Why Ginger Spiced Tea?

Ginger has powerful properties, but when you pair it up with other herbal remedies, you might be able to scale up its effects and reduce the pressure levels from tinnitus. To make this herbal remedy, you will need 3 pieces of ginger and the following ingredients. A teaspoon of:

  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Cinnamon
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary

Boil the water and add the ingredients, just like you would make a regular tea. Let the ginger steep for about 15 min. Then, wait for the tea to cool and add a bit of ice to your preference. Feel free to add even more natural flavorings, like a slice of lemon. Play with the ingredients as you see fit and tailor the recipe to your needs.


While there isn’t enough evidence that suggests ginger can help with tinnitus, this herbal remedy has the potential and potency to prove useful. Since it doesn’t come with serious side effects like typical meds, it is worth to give it a try. The ginger-spiced tea we listed here can come in handy.

Related Reading: Is Ginger Good For Teeth And Gums? Here are 6 Benefits Nobody Tells You About

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P. Sze

P. Sze

P. Sze is the founder of TCM Tips and Dragon Acupuncture®. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first-class honor in Civil Engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is the brain behind the innovative TCM products of Dragon Acupuncture®. She is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Auricular Therapy: Application of Ear Seeds (ISBN 978-1520451398) and Facial Gua Sha - Fight the Signs of Aging Naturally and Inexpensively (ISBN 978-1980678922). She has dedicated her life to ensuring that the complex theories behind oriental medicine and the seemingly dangerous techniques that involve needles and fire do not scare you from trying oriental medicine. This is why she writes endlessly about acupressure and its countless health and wellness benefits.

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