Eye allergies are normally caused due to some kind of problem or glitch in body’s immune system; to fight with that immune system releases antibodies that cause your eyes to discharge histamine and other substances. That, in turn, makes your eyes red, itchy, burning and watery. Eye allergies can be seasonal or perennial.
Fortunately, there are excellent herbs that can treat eye allergies at initial stage and in some cases chronicle too. However, you should seek a medical assistance if you are facing severe problem or in case if you don’t see any visible improvement.
Various Treatments For Eye Allergies
Calendula (Marigold) is a deep orange flower with yellow petals and said to contain magical powers and healing virtues. Calendula is a favorite herb or herbalists for reducing inflammation as it has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
To cure eye infections like red, itchy, burning and watery eyes, take fresh calendula petals and infuse them in boiling water. Bring this water to room temperature and use it to wash your eyes 3-4 times.
Prunella (self-heal) is said to contain excellent qualities of antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory herb. The dried leaves of Prunella have enough antibiotic and antiseptic effect to cure eye allergies, conjunctivitis, and sties.
Chamomile is a soothing anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-fungal herb, which is very useful for the treatment of eye infections too. Chamomile contains a substance called ‘azulene’ which reduces redness and inflammation of eyes with the help of anti-microbial volatile oils.
You can use its extract to make an eye wash or simply prepare an eye wash at home by boiling chamomile with water for 4-5 minutes and using this water (at room temp.) to wash your eyes 3-4 times a day. This herb can also be brewed into a tea or you can juice the fresh plant in the blender by adding warm water to finely chopped leaves to make a dark-green soup. This will help you fight against infection causing eye allergies.
Fennel seed (anise) is used since ancient times to treat eye related problems and has been proved to be a very effective herb on eye allergies. Fennel is rich in volatile oils containing anti-microbial properties, therefore working amazingly on eye inflammation and infection.
Plantain also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties and is a soothing herb for itching eyes. Simply washing your eyes with Plantain eyewash can make your eyes feel better and in turn giving you comfort from irritation of eyes.
This herb can also be brewed into a tea or you can juice the fresh plant in the blender by adding warm water to finely chopped leaves to make a dark-green soup. This will help you fight against infection causing eye allergies.
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