Tinnitus – or ringing in the ears – can be temporary and come and go, but for many this condition is permanent and most uncomfortable. Tinnitus can affect lifestyle and affect sleep, which itself has the ability to damage or affect how one functions.

Tinnitus is caused by damage to the inner ear as a result of loud noises. Continued exposure to loud noises can result in permanent tinnitus. Staying away from loud noises or protecting one’s ears will help protect your ears and stop tinnitus from becoming worse.

As strange as this may seem, there are some foods and drinks that actually make the noise worse. Yet finding out which they are can be very time consuming and extremely restricting. One thing that is certain is that alcohol in large amounts definitely does make the ringing worse.

If food and drink can have an effect on tinnitus, it makes sense that they also have the ability to help. Natural foods and treatments in particular are able to give relief and, in some instances, even stop tinnitus.

A natural cure works by solving the root cause, whereas traditional medicines work on the symptoms. There are three natural cures you might want to investigate.

1. Vitamins: The correct vitamins have proven very effective in curing tinnitus as it works on improving blood circulation to the inner ear. Improving blood supply improves oxygen supply and this in turn reduces the ringing, which is an effective natural cure.

2. Homeopathic remedies are providing excellent results as a natural cure, as they work on the root cause instead of the symptom. Homeopathic treatments are safe and gentle.

3. Herbs: Selected herbal remedies show significant improvements if taken for a period of 4-6 weeks, at a dosage of 125g to 150g per day.