The problem of dry eyes is also known as “Dry Eye syndrome’’, “Xerophthalmia’’ and “Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca’’. Factors such as decreased tear production, excessive tear evaporation, abnormal production of mucus in the tear layer, hormonal changes, infection, aging, autoimmune diseases and consumption of certain medications may result in this problem.
Symptoms associated with this medical condition include itching, redness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and discomfort in the eyes. Different natural treatments can provide relief from the symptoms of the problem.
Natural Treatments for Dry Eyes
A person can soak a clean cloth in warm water and place the cloth on the eyes for 5 to 10 minutes several times in a day to reduce the dryness and itching associated with the problem.
The problem of dry eyes can be relieved with the application of a natural solution created by boiling dried bilberries in water for a few minutes multiple times in a day. Regular intake of bilberry juice can also help in the treatment.
Chamomile can provide moisture to the eyes. A person can place cotton swabs soaked in chilled chamomile tea on the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes on a frequent basis to cure various symptoms associated with the problem.
Another option is to apply wet chamomile tea bags on the eyes on a daily basis.
Triphala is an effective natural treatment for the problem. A few drops of a mixture of triphala powder and water can be poured into the eyes with the help of an eye dropper to increase tear production and provide moisture to the dry eyes. A person can also place a clean cheesecloth dipped in this solution on the eyes on a daily basis to get the desired results.
Eyebright is also known as “Euphrasia Officianalis’’. A cup of eyebright tea can be consumed several times in a day to deal with the problem.
Cotton balls soaked in a solution made by steeping eyebright powder in water can be placed on the eyes on a daily basis to cure the irritation and burning sensation. It is essential to note that eyebright tincture should not be used in the treatment.
Consumption of flaxseed oil multiple times in a week can help in relieving the problem within a reasonable period of time. Food items prepared with flaxseed oil can be consumed on a regular basis. It is important to note that this oil should not be directly applied on the eyes.
Calendula is also referred to as “Calendula Officinalis’’. The antiseptic properties of calendula can treat the problem of dry eyes resulting from any infection.
Calendula blossoms can be boiled in water to prepare a solution. Application of this solution (strained) on the eyes can help in reducing the burning sensation and restoring the natural moisture.
A few drops of lavender oil can be added to a small bowl of water to create a natural eyewash. Frequent application of this eyewash with the use of cotton balls can prevent evaporation of tears.
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