Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" is an inflammation of the conjunctiva which is the membrane that covers the entire eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. The symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness, eye pain, burning, blurred vision, feeling of dryness and discharge of a sticky fluid. Use the home remedies conjunctivitis in this page to treat eye problems without prescription drugs.
Conjunctivitis is very contagious. Wash your hands and do not touch the affected area. Remove contact lenses for the duration of the infection and replace with new ones once the symptoms have cleared up.
List of Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis
Mix 2 tsp. chamomile flowers. 1 tsp. Oregon grape root. 2 cups of boiling water. Let it sit for 20 minutes, cool, strain and use an eyewash.
Use calendula in bacterial or viral conjunctivitis to reduce itching and inflammation, heal and soothe. It's an antiseptic perfect for irritation due to pollutants and allergies. Use it as a local compress and eyewash. It is available in eye drops as well.
Use a lotion made out of Vitamin A and apply it directly.
If the eye is swollen, peel a potato, cut it in thin slices and place them on eyes affected by conjunctivitis.
Use Fennel. This plant although used in the kitchen for salads is also a very good herb for vision problems. When snakes shed their skin they are temporarily blinded and eat fennel to restore their sight. It can be eaten raw or made as a tea and the tea can be used as an eyewash.
Use Eyebright herb in drops. It’s excellent for conjunctivitis. This plant can be used internally and is much more effective than commercial eye drops and safer.
Goldenseal is an anti inflammatory and natural antibiotic. It kills many different kinds of bacteria and decreases swelling by removing fluid from tissues.
Make a tea with goldthread. It treats inflammation of the conjunctiva and infection of eyes. It's also a good pain reliever. The tea can be use as an eyewash.