Is it possible to get Tinnitus relief by drinking tea? What kind of tea must you drink? How effective will it be? How often do you need to drink these teas? We answer all questions below.
First of all, please know that you must avoid Tinnitus teas that have caffeine in them. This is very important as caffeine is a Tinnitus trigger. Though caffeine might not cause ringing in the ears on its own, it can definitely spike the intensity of Tinnitus. On a side note, you must try to cut out all caffeine in your diet if you want quick Tinnitus relief. Also, cut back on cigarettes, alcohol and bad diet culprits like salt, fats and sugars. All this will give you a holistic way to fight back Tinnitus and sometimes even allow it to completely resolve.
The first tea that you must probably try is tea derived from Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo Biloba is an ancient tree that has been around for several thousand years. It has been a part of Chinese Traditional Medicine for hundreds of years as well. Sipping on this tea provides benefits such as the promotion of better blood flow to your ears. When blood flow is increased, your ears begin to receive more nutrients than it normally would. Nutrients like oxygen and minerals like sodium, potassium and iron all help the ears work better. Since Tinnitus is often a problem that results as a side effect of your ears malfunctioning, allowing your ears to work like normal gives your Tinnitus a chance to just be shut off for good.
Other teas that will help with Tinnitus are teas that can help you sleep and also reduce your anxiety. Lack of sleep and anxiety are other major triggers of Tinnitus. If insomnia or panic attacks constantly affect you, there is a very good chance that your Tinnitus will keep getting worse with time. Drinking teas that dial back the intensity of sleeplessness and anxiety attacks will greatly improve your chances of beating Tinnitus or at least reducing its intensity.
Chamomile, jasmine, lavender or hibiscus teas are all great for this purpose. Just remember that you buy decaffeinated versions of these.
How much tea must you drink for Tinnitus relief?
When your tea doesn’t have caffeine, there is no real upper limit to how much you can drink. 2-3 cups a day, spread out over a few hours will be fine. For better sleep, have your bedtime tea about 1 hour before bedtime, so you have a chance to use the restroom before you sleep. You don’t want to be waking up in the middle of the night to pee, just because you had your tea a bit too late. For anxiety relief, time your tea according to when you think you might be anxious. For example, if driving or meetings make you anxious, have your anxiety relieving tea about 15 to 30 minutes before such an event.