Herbal remedies for eye strain or astenopia
Phytotherapy. Medicinal plants preparations for eye strain
The primary role of phytotherapy in treating tired eyes involves using a number of plants aiming the following:
– Anti-inflammatory plants: Plants that reduce swollen or irritated eyes.
– Nutritive plants: Plants that provide the nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of your vision.
External use preparations with medicinal herbs for tired eyes
Among the main medicinal plants used for this purpose, we have the following:
– Chamomile: (Matricaria chamomilla) This plant is particularly interesting for eye disorders – conjunctivitis, allergies, tired eyes, styes, etc. – Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredients which make it very suitable as a natural eye drops (15-minute infusion of a spoonful of dry flowers in a cup of water. Moisten a cloth and apply over eyes) (Do not use in case of allergic conjunctivitis or hay fever)
Applying wet compresses with 50% infusion of chamomile and eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) can be very useful.
– Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) The application of a raw potato slice on your tired and irritated eyes helps reduce inflammation. (Do not eat raw potatoes, since they are poisonous. More information about potato toxicity)
– Plantain (Plantago major) An eye bath made with the liquid from the decoction for 1 / 4 hour of 5 tablespoons of dried leaves per liter of water is a good remedy to relieve tired reddened eyes, inflamed by too much work. Very useful after having read a lot or for conjunctivitis.
– Cucumbers (Cucumis sp) One of many interesting applications of the cucumber is its ability to relax tired eyes. It is able to moisten and sooth your eyes to avoid eye redness. The application of a pair of freshly cut slices on the eyelids, is a good anti-edematous natural eye drops and a good solution to reduce eyes swelling after a busy day or a long night of partying.
– Green tea (Camellia sinensis) It diminishes inflammation and relaxes your eyes. (Apply wet compresses with the infusion of a spoonful of dried plant per cup of water). (A good trick to relax your eyes and prevent the redness caused by conjunctivitis is to apply on your closed eyes for 10 minutes a soaked warm bag of a tea after having prepared the infusion)
– Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) It relieves irritated or tired eyes (Squeeze the tender plant and apply with a gauze a little juice on your eyes) (Such as in green tea, you can use the used bag for the same purpose.
– Celandine (Chelidonium majus) Celandine decoctions for eye pads are one of the best remedies for tired eyes or presbyopia, ocular inflammation and conjunctivitis. Celandine is also effective against styes, which are inflammations of the glands of the eyelashes (A suitable decoction for the eyes with this plant is made with 15g. per liter of fresh leaves. Decoction for 2 minutes and apply with a pad or cotton).
More information about tired eyes and its natural treatment.