Home Remedies For Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis commonly known as pink eye is an inflammation of your conjunctiva which is the clear layer of tissue that covers the white part of your eyes. It is commonly caused by a bacterial infection and there are various home remedies for conjunctivitis available. Here are a few pink eye home remedies that can clear up this infection in a matter of hours or days.
Chamomile and Raw Honey
Brew a teaspoon of organic chamomile tea in a mug 3/4 full with boiling water, stir in a tablespoon of raw honey and allow the liquid to cool down to room temperature. Clean the eye using a piece of cotton wool or a cotton cloth soaked in the liquid. You can also drop some directly into the eye or use it with an eye bath. Repeat this at least 3 times a day. This remedy works very quickly and I have known it to clear the redness in less than 24 hours, however like most remedies if you stop, the infection may come back so it is recommended to continue for a few days after the symptoms have subsided to clear up any remaining infection and prevent it from returning. The combination of antioxidants in the chamomile and the antibacterial properties of raw honey make this a powerful remedy for conjunctivitis.
Another treatment for conjunctivitis is to place some cotton wool or a cotton cloth dipped in organic coconut oil on the infected eye, coconut oil is an powerful treatment for many bacterial infections, it will also help to sooth the eye and reduce the itching sensation that is common with this condition.
The pure gel from the Aloe Vera plant is another powerful home remedy for conjunctivitis. Simply soak a clean cotton cloth or handkerchief in Aloe Vera gel and place it on your eye. Not only will this help to clear up the infection but it is very soothing and will help to reduce any itching and inflammation caused by the infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of boiled or filtered water, allow the water to cool to room temperature before adding the vinegar, soak a clean cotton cloth in the solution and place it on the infected eye.
Warm or Cold Compress
Finally this age old remedy of applying a warm or cold compress to the infected eye is a really soothing treatment, add some pink Himalayan salt or sea salt to the water and soak some cotton wool or a cotton cloth in the liquid, applying it to the infected eye. I do not recommend the use of table salt as this contains added chemicals (anti caking agents) and is heavily processed meaning many of the natural minerals are lost, Himalayan or Sea salt are raw and retain all the natural minerals and will help to cure the infection while the compress helps to reduce the itching and inflammation.
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