Tinnitis, or ringing in the ears, is a condition that can be brought about by exposure to loud noises (Pete Townsend of the rock band the Who has a severe case). If the condition has persisted for less than a year and occurs only in one ear, the chances are good that it can be completely cured. If not, the chances are variable, depending on the health of the individual and the severity of the disease.
Treatment Plan for Tinnitis
A number of metabolic disorders such as diabetes or adrenal insufficiency (yin deficiency) can precipitate this problem. The herb of choice for this condition is the circulatory stimulant and antioxidant herb ginkgo as a standardized extract. The herb should be taken in a dose of 120 mg a day, and it may take up to several months before definitive results are seen. Scientific research shows that it can reverse the symptoms in some cases. Adrenal tonics will often increase the effectiveness of ginkgo.
Herbal Remedies for Tinnitis
Related Tinnitis conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.