Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ear Wax

Last night, at the 70's social, it was mentioned that ear wax can cure cold sores.
Leave the earwax on at least for several hours, or overnight.  Earwax may cure a cold sore, or it may shrink it and reduce the length of time it's visible.
When I looked for a good reason, I found earwax contains saturated fatty acids, and lysozyme. ( which is why Lysine medication is used with success by cold sore suffers)
Ear wax does have properties, however, that I was unaware of.
Of course, we produce it to help clean and lubricate the skin of the human ear canal.
It also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects ( ewww ) and water.
And, feelings such as fear,stress and anxiety will cause your ceruminous glands to produce more.
If you are the sweaty type, and have sweaty pits, chances are your ear wax is wetter, as well.
Jaw movement helps with the self cleaning of the ear.
I read that the 1832 edition of the American Frugal Housewife said that nothing was better than earwax for chapped lips.
Now you know... the rest of the story.