Irritated eyes? Try this…

English: a cup of sencha Deutsch: eine schale ...

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Many people come to me with questions and concerns of symptoms they may have.  Some friends are unsatisfied with the doctors, some lack health insurance, some were just more private people.  Well, one friend of mine had series of  outbreaks and inflammation in his eye.  I felt so bad for him!  In an instant, his eye would go from healthy to somewhat the likes of these pictures:

puffiness, swelling, redness, soreness, heat and fever

I know!!!!   Gross, sad, scary…very empathetic for the people in these pics.  Now this friend of mine explained to me that he was born with a condition where there was some type of blockage to blood vessels and such and he used to wear an eye patch as a kid.  He also explained to me that he was supposed to wear prescription glasses as well and never had the surgery the doctor ordered!

Well, I had enough of the cancelled outtings and complaining and embarrassment from this eye problem, so I decided to dig into my stash and whip him up a remedy 🙂

Some of his symptoms were:

  • swelling
  • leakage
  • cloudiness
  • pain
  • headache
  • fever

(I mean he would be bedridden from this crap!  Seriously)

My simple, yet again effective treatment:

  • green tea bag (or fresh green tea wrapped into coffee filters/muslin bags, I prefer the green tea bags because they are disposable and effective)
  • Ginger Root (grated)
  • Distilled/Boiled Water
  • Honey
  • Pharmaceutical grade Tea Tree Oil
  • Clean Towel

1.Now, what I would do is boil the water/microwave, add a few drops of tea tree oil, add the grated ginger to bowl, pour in the honey, and then add two green tea bags at a time.

2.Begin gently tapping the orbital area and temples and sinus cavities to distract the person from the pain and to relax them and loosen things up a bit.

3.By now the tea bag should have cooled but still be warm and steamy.  Have the person lay back comfortably and relax with the eyes closed.  Gently and slowly apply the tea bag with gentle pressure, allowing the liquid to run into eye and open pores.  Allow to sit until cool.  This may initially be a bit uncomfortable, but concentrate on relaxing the “patient”.  While this is going on rewarm the mixture over a double boiler or make another batch.

4.After tea bag has cooled, discard.  Try not touching the tea bag or eye too much to avoid contamination…or use tools.  Apply a fresh warm and steamy tea bag and repeat 2 to 3 times.  “Patient”  will immediately begin to feel some relief after “tea-bagging” lol;)

5.Be sure to discard all tea bags and utensils and thoroughly clean and sterilize bowls and such, while allowing the eye to breathe and cool.

Apply a warm towel to the eye for cleansing and comfort.  Within an hour or so patient may knap from the relief and eye should be cleared by the end of the day.

This treatment dramatically reduces inflammation, clears out any infection and bacteria, and offers a bit of pain relief.


p.s. this is also great for bags and under eye circles


2 thoughts on “Irritated eyes? Try this…

    • Yes elleadi! Very true, chamomile is very calming as well as a mild sedative. Some how it reduces inflammation, naturally allowing the body to do what it needs to do in order to function properly. Thank you for the very informative add : )

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