Karna Bindu Ayurvedic Ear Drop

Know how to treat ear problems using Karna Bindu. This is excellent Ayurvedic medicine made from natural ingredients. Learn about directions to use, dosage and side effects of Karna Bindu.

Karna Bindu is a polyherbal Ayurvedic ear drop. It is indicated deafness, tinnitus/ringing in ears, pain in ears due to earwax, etc. This oil can be used for doing Karna Puran (filling the ears with oil).

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and how to use.

  • Synonyms: Kan Bindu, Kan Bindu Ayurvedic Ear Drop, Karna Bindu Oil (Tail), karnabindu ear drops
  • Availability:  Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
  • Main Indication: Ear diseases

Ingredients of Karna Bindu

Kalka Drvya

  • Shuddha Gandhak 1 part
  • Samudraphena Cuttle-fish bone 1 part
  • Tankan Bhasma 1 part
  • Amba Haldi 1 part
  • Haridra 1 part
  • Dhatura 1 part
  • Jalakumbhika Water lettuce 1 part
  • Nirgundi 1 part


  • Arka 32 parts
  • Nirgundi 32 parts
  • Dhatura 32 parts
  • Jalakumbhika Water lettuce 32 parts


  • Til Taila 16 parts
  • Sarson Taila 16 parts


Samudraphena (Cuttlefish bone) is one of the Pranija sudhavarga dravya (animal origin drug). It is white brownish in color having a bright white surface. Cuttlefish is a mollusk found in the sea. When the fish dies naturally, it gets disintegrated and the bone floats on the surface of the sea like froth and slowly gets collected on the shore. The bone is purified and then used. the outer surface is scrapped and remaining is powdered in khalwa yantra(Mortar and pestle). Then, Bhavana (trituration) is done using Nimbu swarasa (juice of Citrus lemon) for one day and dried. According to other Rasa texts, the fine powder of it is soaked in lemon juice for its purification. It is seldom used as a single drug but can also be used in combination with other drugs.

Samudraphena is used for Netra roga, Karna roga, Vishadoshshamaka, and Kustharogahara. Samudraphena powder is roasted and put into ears to mitigate ear discharge.

Tankan Bhasma

Tankan, Suhaga, Sohaga, Tinkal, sodium borate, Sodium Borate, Biborate of Soda are common names of Borax.

Tankana (Na2B4O7 10H2O) is composed of boric acid and soda. It exists as crystalline tough masses or in the form of translucent irregular masses, and when exposed to air it becomes opaque. Borax is purified by being steeped for a night in Kanjika (whey) and dried in the sun.

It has an astringent, local sedative and antiseptic action on local application. Tankana is also applied to skin conditions such as warts, sores, and cuts. It is applied to hairs for dandruff.

Internally it is given in case of Vata and Kapha roga. It has emmenagogue action and given to induce periods.  It is used as an eyewash to irrigate/cleanse the eyes.

Purified Tankan is used for ear diseases due to their mild antibiotic properties. Washing with boric acid or Tankan helps to remove impurities.


Nirgundi is also known as Nirgundi, Tarvan, Negad, Veeru, etc. Every part of this plant is used in the form of powder, decoction, oil, leaves the paste for its medicinal qualities. The leaves of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo Linn; family Verbenaceae) is used in Ayurveda for inflammatory swelling. It has vishaghna (antitoxic), antiseptic, anti-periodic and analgesic action. It is one of the important herb used in treatment Vata diseases. The leaves contain iridoid glycosides, isomeric flavanones, and flavonoids, besides casticin and the glucosides, luteolin-7-glucoside and alpha-D-glucoside of a tetrahydroxy monomethoxy flavone.


Dhattura is a well-known and frequently used drug in Ayurveda under the Upavisha varga (Plants with poisonous effects). For treating various ailments different parts of the Dhattura like leaves, seeds, and roots are used. Dhattura is extremely powerful and only use within the recommended range and up to a month at a time.


Ark, Suryahvya, Kshiri, Raktarka, Sadapushpa, Vikerna, Vasuka, Calotropis are few common names of Calotropis procera. It is considered to possess similar medicinal properties to Calotropis gigantea (Madar, Aak). Calotropis procera bears purple and Calotropis gigantea white flowers. It is prescribed in bronchitis, asthma.

Arka leaves contain calotropin and calotropagenin. Arka taila is indicated for itching, Vicarcika, Pama, kacchu, etc. which are due to fungal infection of the skin.

Til Taila

Sesame Oil is one of the most popular massage oil. It is used as a base oil to prepare Ayurvedic medicated oil. It is heavy, unctuous, bitter, astringent and hot in potency. It contains 8 essential amino acids good for the brain and used for head massage since ancient times.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Karna Bindu

Karna Bindu is an Ayurvedic Eardrop. It can be used in case of ear wax. Accumulation of ear wax (cerumen impaction) causes many symptoms such as Earache, fullness in the ear, or sensation the ear is plugged, partial hearing loss, which may be progressive, tinnitus, ringing, or noises in the ear, Itching, odor, or discharge, and Coughing.

  • Deafness
  • Earaches
  • Itchiness in the ear
  • Karna nada/ Tinnitus
  • Fungal infection of the ear

How to use Karna Bindu

Put 2 drops in affected ear twice a day.

Any medicine for Ear should be used ONLY after consulting doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings

  • Do not put any ear drop without consulting ear specialist.
  • Do not use in children.
  • Do not use in case of a cut or wound in the ear.
  • Do not use in case of ear discharge of unknown reason.
  • Do not use in case of damage to the eardrum.
  • Wax blockage is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Do not use cotton swabs to clean the ear. It may push the wax deeper into the ear canal, causing a blockage.
  • Occasionally, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) may need to remove the wax under microscopic visualization.
  • If you are prone to repeated wax impaction consult a doctor every 6 to 12 months for a checkup and routine preventive cleaning.

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