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Conjunctivitis – Natural Remedies

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Natural remedies for conjunctivitis

The most common causes of this disease are infections with viruses and bacteria or irritants (dust, cigarette smoke, exhaust gases, contact lenses, makeup, etc..) which generate allergic conjunctivitis. Also, longer working hours in artificial light and eye strain (computer, reading, TV, etc..) contribute to the occurrence of conjunctivitis.

Conjunctivitis symptoms:

Eye burning / pain, feeling of “sand in the eye”, itching, stinging, conjunctival discharge, eyes glued on awakening. As soon as you can see these symptoms, consult an ophthalmologist to determine the nature of conjunctivitis and prescribe the appropriate medication for your particular case.

Handy remedies:


Juice of vegetables, especially carrots and spinach. The juice combination from these two vegetable proved to be very effective: 200 ml of spinach juice mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice, or 200 ml of parsley juice mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice, drink 2 cups of 250 ml / day.

Gooseberry juice mixed with honey. It is recommended to drink a cup of gooseberry juice mixed with two teaspoons of honey, twice a day.

Natural foods rich in vitamin A (milk, yogurt, butter, carrots, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, mango, papaya) and B2 vitamin (green leafy vegetables, milk, almonds, citrus, tomatoes). The best way to begin a cure for conjunctivitis is to adopt a diet based exclusively on fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables for one week, three meals a day. Few bananas are recommended or not at all.

Avoid: white bread, refined cereals, potatoes, sweets of any kind, meat, fatty foods, coffee and tea, spices, sauces, excess of bananas.


Decoction of coriander. Compress for the the eye, in the morning and evening, with decoction obtained by boiling 2 tablespoons of dried coriander in 60 ml of water for 10 min. This will reduce the burning and itching sensation, will relieve pain and help decongest the eye. Note, however, people with asthma and / or chronic bronchitis should avoid using this decoction.

Cold water compresses. A cold compress placed on the eye, quickly relieves symptoms. Fold a small towel, soak in cold water, drain well and apply on on both eyes. When the compress is warm repeat the procedure. The treatment lasts an hour, after which the eyes are covered with a dry towel, and the patient must relax for a while or even sleep. This treatment must be repeated every night for a week, even if symptoms persist in the early days.

Relaxation and strengthening exercises for eyes:

Among other treatments, it is recommended to adopt different methods of relaxing and strengthening the eyes, such as rotating (clockwise and counterclockwise) from left to right or top to bottom. Each exercise is repeated 10 times.

Also, another effective method involves covering eyes with your hands. The procedure consists of the following: in the sitting position with eyes closed, place right hand over left palm over right eye and left eye, without pressing. Then top down on your knees and keep eyes closed in this position for a few moments. It is repeated for every eye where is a need to relax.