Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Natural Treatment for Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis of the Eye.

As luck would have it, a recent routine eye examine has yielded a case of pink eye. I had a sense that I might get this and one could say that I perhaps brought this on with my thoughts.

Either way, it is an inconvenient infection especially for contact wearers. As such, I'd like to share a great pink eye remedy that I've used that is working thus far: Chamomile tea!! It's amazing and it's probably in your tea/coffee cabinet.


Place a cool, moist chamomile tea bag on each closed eye for about 10 minutes. Repeat this every couple hours. Make sure your tea bag is only made of chamomile.

If you have bulk chamomile flowers, simply use a muslin tea bag.

Another way to treat the eye is to make the tea a little stonger, and then use an eye cup to hold the luke warm tea in each eye.

You can also just wash the eyes out with the tea, make a compress with a cloth, or even soak a cotton ball in the tea and wipe the eyes every so often.

I've done this religiously for the past day and I am seeing a significant improvement. I'm also choosing to ingest a few cups of chamomile each day as I figure to work this remedy from both the inside and outside.

Other pink eye remedies

* Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis). Infuse a teaspoon of the herb in a cup of hot water. Allow to cool, strain. Put the tea in an eye cup and use it in the recommended way.
* You can wash the eye using 1 cup of boiled and cooled water. Add 5 drops of Eyebright tincture. Use a cotton ball. Never use straight tincture in an eye.

For more information please contact Melissa Gallagher: 727-954-8968

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