Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eyes is a condition in which the outermost layers of the eye called as conjunctiva get inflamed. It is caused when the layer gets infected by microbes. Many people avoid treating this infection thinking it goes away in 7-10 days without needing any treatment. But being common and contagious, it should not be left avoided. If you do not want to spend money visiting doctors, then home remedies are the best option for you to get relief from this eye infection. There are a number of effective and simple home remedies out of which a few are mentioned here. 

Conjunctivitis

Barberry Plant

Also known as mountain grape, this plant has a long history of medicinal usage by people in ancient times. It contains berberine, an isoquinolone alkaloid that effectively fight bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections. It is used as eyewash to treat conjunctivitis. To use it, boil it in water and allow cooling down before using it to wash the eyes.

Honey

Honey has innumerable benefits to offer and treating conjunctivitis is one of them. It can be used in several ways to cure this ophthalmic condition. Either put it directly on the eyes or prepare eyewash mixing 3 tablespoons of honey in two cups of water.

Tea

Black and green tea is also counted among effective home remedies to cure conjunctivitis. Being rich in bioflavonoids, it has been proved effective in fighting off viral and bacterial infections, reducing inflammation. A moist tea bag, when kept on affected eyes for a few minutes at several times in a day helps ease the infection.

Boric Acid

Chemically known as hydrogen borate, this acid is a weak acid of boron that has found common usage as an antiseptic in the case of minor burns and cuts. When it comes to conjunctivitis, it can be mixed with water and used in the form of eyewash.

Potato

Sounds weird? But using potato can also be a way to relieve the eyes from conjunctivitis. Slices of raw potatoes when placed on the eyes 3-4 times a day, help reducing the swelling is owing to their astringent property. 

Goldenseal

This perennial plant contains berberine and is loaded with astringent, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, making it highly useful to treat pink eyes. Make a homemade eye drop mixing chamomile, 1/8 teaspoon of Goldenseal and comfrey in a cup of boiled water and left it for 15 minutes before straining.

Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis
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