Monsoon Woes; Quick Natural Remedies To Treat Eye Infections

By: Sripriya Satish

Come the monsoon season, there are a whole lot of pests which spread infectious diseases.

While we take several precautions to steer away from these infections it is really hard to protect ourselves from the pests which spread several kinds of diseases.

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Eyes, which are the most important organs of our body, can get easily infected during the wet weather conditions.

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But not to worry as this article gives a quick glance at the natural remedies to treat the various eye infections.

Here are some ways to keep the eye infections at bay during the monsoon time!

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Chamomile Tea:

Chamomile tea is a must to keep at home to ward off eye infections. Let us see why. It is the most reliable natural remedy easily available at every super market.

Being packed with anti-microbial, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties, this one is a good bet for the health of your eyes. It not only keeps the eyes free of infections near the tear sac but also helps to treat the most common eye infection, namely, conjunctivitis.

How to use? Make tea with chamomile tea powder by brewing one heaped spoon tea powder with one and a half cups of water. Wash and dry hands thoroughly. After this, take a cotton pad and dip it in the tea.

Squeeze and wipe the cotton pad over the infected eye in one sweep. After doing this the cotton pad should be discarded, and a fresh one is to be used. The same process is to be repeated in every two hours for impressive results!

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Turmeric:

Do we know that this common ingredient sitting in the corner of our kitchen shelf is a very effective natural remedy to treat eye infections? Let us see how? Turmeric is a well known Ayurvedic herb known for its powerful antiseptic properties.

Also, the anti-inflammatory properties present in this medicinal herb are sure to give a soothing feeling and effectively treat any kind of eye infections.

How to use? First boil, say, about one cup of water. Mix two spoons of turmeric powder and allow it to cool down! Then with the help of clean hands gently apply it on the infected eye to get immediate soothing relief.

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Raw Potatoes:

This common vegetable which we usually relish as a dish can also effectively cure eye infections because of its astringent properties and anti-bacterial properties. Being a highly beneficial natural remedy it is also a quick one in treating eye infections.

How to use? This vegetable is to be washed thoroughly and it should be grated into thin slices. These slices should be placed on a thin muslin cloth with its ends tied tightly.

This should then be placed on the affected eye for about 5 to 7 minutes. The process should be repeated at least two times a day for quick results.

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Cold And Hot Compress:

Cold and warm compress is very convenient and an effective way to keep eye infections at bay. Compresses can improve the blood flow to the infected eye thus shooting up the repair and defense mechanism.

How to use? A clean cloth should be dipped in either cold or warm water. The excess water from the cloth should be wrung and be gently placed on the infected eye. The process should be repeated two to three times a day to abate the infections and eye itchiness.

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Parsley:

Parsley being a powerful purification agent can help to bring out the infectious agent very quickly thus bringing about the healing process.

How to use? A handful of parsley should be boiled along with water for about 10 minutes. The water should be then strained. A clean cloth should be dipped in this water and has to be applied to the eye to reduce itchiness and initiate quick healing.

Story first published: Friday, August 18, 2017, 19:00 [IST]
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