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Conjunctivitis is a fairly common eye infection. Most people suffer from conjunctivitis at least once in a lifetime. Therefore, it is important to know some natural remedies to treat conjunctivitis at home.
The chamomile’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make this herb an ideal remedy for relieving eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, the appearance of styes or swollen eyes. The best treatment is to prepare an infusion of chamomile; When it is cold, it is necessary to moisten a cotton disc and wash the eyes.
Another home remedy for treating conjunctivitis and eye irritation: make an eye bath with fennel. Some fennel seeds are cooked. When the infusion is cold, the resulting liquid is filtered and this water is used to wash the affected eye. Then you can see how itching, inflammation and red color are reduced.
To relieve the itchiness and symptoms of conjunctivitis, you can take advantage of the antiviral and antibacterial properties of Calendula, an herb with many therapeutic properties. To prepare this home remedy, all you need is a teaspoon of dried marigold flowers and prepare an infusion by soaking the flowers in hot water. It is boiled, the mixture is filtered, and when it is warm or cold, a cotton disc or gauze is moistened and applied to the affected eye.
You can also apply fresh slices of cucumber. This remedy is ideal for reducing eye redness. All of this is due to the high content of vitamin E and natural oils. Simply cut out the cucumber slices and place them over the affected eye for at least 10 minutes. The same can be achieved by applying clean raw potato slices to the eyes. With this remedy, it helps to calm the inflammation.
Contrary to what many people think, using ingredients like lemon or honey is unsuitable for treating conjunctivitis because it can worsen symptoms. Witch hazel, available in pharmacies, contains active ingredients recommended by specialists, which are also suitable for conjunctivitis, as they are very effective in reducing eye inflammation.
Poppy is a great home remedy for treating conjunctivitis. The useful part is the petals; This must be taken into account as the fruit contains too many alkaloids and can be toxic, especially in pregnant women or nursing mothers.
The best way to prepare this poppy-based remedy is to dissolve a lot of sea salt (plus or minus 0.9 grams) in 100 ml of distilled water. Cook it for about 10 to 20 minutes; After this time, water consumption can be observed, so that the initial 100 ml can be completed by adding a little more distilled water. A teaspoon of chopped poppy petals is added to this solution and left to rest for about 10 minutes. The mixture is then filtered and applied to the affected eye using cotton soaked in the solution.