How To Get Rid Of Pink Eye With Home Remedies?

 
By 29 December 2016
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Eyebright tea bag

Eyebright (euphrasia) is an excellent home remedy for inflamed, and sore pink eye. Eyebright tea can be used internally and externally to speed up the healing process. Consuming eyebright tea helps by enhancing the immune system to combat infection, inflammation and allergy induced problems. Drink eyebright tea twice or three times a day. External use of the herb helps kill the bacteria, and reduces inflammation.

You will need

  • Eyebright tea bags 2
  • Boiling water 1 glass
  • Washcloth

With a clean wet washcloth clean any discharge or crust from the eye. Use a fresh washcloth for each eye to prevent the infection from spreading to the other eye. Soak eyebright tea bags in a glass of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Take out and wait until the teabags are lukewarm. Now place the tea bags over the eyes for 5-10 minutes. Follow the remedy once daily for a week. Remember to use different teabags for each eye every time.

Eyebright tincture

The herb eyebright (euphrasia officinalis), like its name has an ability to heal and revive almost any eye ailment. Due to its effectiveness it has been used as an effective remedy for centuries to cure eye diseases and ancients also believed that this herb has the power to even restore lost vision.

Eye bright could successfully be used as an eyewash for sty, profuse tearing and conjunctivitis, in addition, the compress can be used to reduce eye fatigue.

You will need

  • Eyebright tincture 10 drops
  • Rosewater 3-4 tablespoons
  • Cotton balls
  • Washcloths

With a clean wet washcloth clean any discharge or crust from the eye. Use a fresh washcloth for each eye to prevent the infection from spreading to the other eye. Mix 10 drops of eyebright tincture in 3-4 tablespoons of rose water. Saturate cotton balls in the solution and wring out any excess. Wipe the eyes with soaked cotton. Remember to wipe each eye with separate cotton.

Chamomile tea bags

Chamomile tea bags if used as compress really help reduce inflammation of conjunctivitis.

You will need

  • Chamomile teabags 2
  • Distilled and boiling water 1 glass
  • Washcloths

With a clean wet washcloth clean any discharge or crust from the eye. Use a fresh washcloth for each eye to prevent the infection from spreading to the other eye.

Soak chamomile tea bags in a glass of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Take out and wait until the teabags are lukewarm. Now place the tea bags over the eyes for 3-5 minutes. Follow the remedy once daily for a week. Remember to use different teabags for each eye every time.

Green tea bag

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Green tea has oligemeric proanthocyanidins (OPC), potent antioxidants which help prevent free radicals by zapping toxins from the body. The tannins in green tea help reduce dark circles and puffiness. Consuming green tea helps in boosting the immune system to fight infections and viruses as well.

You will need

  • Green teabags 2
  • Boiling water 1 glass
  • Washcloths

With a clean wet washcloth clean any discharge or crust from the eye. Use a fresh washcloth for each eye to prevent the infection from spreading to the other eye. Soak green tea bags in a glass of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Set them aside to cool. Now place the tea bags over the eyes for 5-10 minutes. Follow the remedy once daily for a week. Remember to use different teabags for each eye every time.

Calendula

Calendula is a very potent herb with antiviral and antibacterial properties which really help get rid of eye infections and ailments including conjunctivitis. The soothing effects of the herb also relieves itchiness, pain and discomfort of a pink eye.

You will need

  • Dried eyebright 1 teaspoon
  • Calendula dried 1 teaspoon
  • Water 1 cup
  • Cotton balls/cotton eye pads

Add dried eyebright and calendula to a cup of boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and cool down the mixture. Saturate cotton balls/pads in the mixture and wring out any excess. Now place them on eyes for 5-10 minutes. You can also use the infusion as eye drops.

Goldenseal

The powerful antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of the herb help fight off conjunctivitis causing infection, as well as soothes and bring relief to itching, painful eye.

You will need

  • Goldenseal powder 1 teaspoon
  • Boiling water 1 glass

Mix a teaspoon of goldenseal powder in a glass of boiling water. Let it steep for 5 minutes. When cool down, strain and store in a sealed container. Use this goldenseal infusion to wash eyes twice a day until the symptoms of pink eye clear.

Coriander seeds

Coriander is an excellent antiseptic, and it has been used for centuries to get rid of cataracts and eye ailments.

You will need

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Water 1 glass

With a clean wet washcloth clean any discharge or crust from the eye. Use a fresh washcloth for each eye to prevent the infection from spreading to the other eye. Boil a teaspoon of coriander seeds in a glass full of water until it becomes half in quantity. Strain and cool down the mixture. Wash the eyes with this mixture several times a day to get relief from redness, swelling, pain and discomfort.

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