Ear ache is a common problem and many might have experienced it in childhood or post swimming or post travel. Pain usually occurs because of internal inflammation in the ear canal. This inflammation cannot be seen from the outside or the ear cartilage. There are many ear drops that ease the earache and provide relief. But when you are looking for a natural remedy, you have Manathakkali leaves, also called as black night shade, which can reduce the pain and treat inflammation.
Manathakkali, whose botanical name is Solanum nigrum, is a plant that has many medicinal benefits and is also commonly found on the road sides. It bears a black berry (small in size), which you can just pluck and eat! The plant’s leaf, stem and the berry are used to treat many health ailments.
- Internal inflammation
- Gout and earache
- Relieves painful periods
- Skin disorders
- Cures fever
- Cough and cold
The plant also has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-pyretic and diuretic property in it. When applied like a poultice, it can treat swelling and treat minor burns. The leaves of this plant are used in culinary dishes and in natural medicines preparation. It been used since ancient times to treat health issues. In ancient china, it has been used to treat cancer that affects the digestion system.
The leaves can be included in your salads or gravy. The berries can be eaten only they turn purple black, ie: ripen. As a word of caution, unripe berries (green color) are not good when consumed and it might contain toxins that are harmful. So make sure that you eat only ripened berries from this plant.
This DIY recipe explains how to use manathakkali or black night shade leaves extract to treat internal ear ache. Follow the simple instructions to prepare the extract.
- 5 - 6 Holy Basil (Tulsi) leaves
- 5 - 6 Black night shade leaves Manathakkali
- 1/2 teaspoon Water
- To treat earache, you need fresh tulsi leaves and black night shade leaves.
- Clean the leaves and place it in a mortar.
- Add few drops of water and crush it.
- Squeeze and extract the juice from the crushed leaves.
- Instill 3-4 drops of the extract in each ear.
- Repeat the process every 3 hours.