On today’s Secret Family Recipes, Daphne shares a secret family remedy for ear infections. As she describes, a cotton ball is soaked in a garlic and oil and then placed in the ear overnight to work its magic. Daphne takes some heat from Mario regarding this old wives tale; he gives her a hard time because the concoction bears a striking resemblance to a topping for pasta or sandwiches. In the commercial break, though, Mario tells Daphne that his mother did something similar when he had an ear infection – she would soak a cotton ball in oil and allium powder. Now, what is allium powder, you ask? Very similar to garlic, as Daphne informs us!
Moral of the story? Next time your child has an ear infection, try Daphne (and Mario’s!) natural family remedy!