This is a pitta condition involving inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eyes, whicn makes the eyes red and photophobic (highly sensitive to light), with discharge and a burning sensation. Here are some effective remedies:
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Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid. It can be caused by any allergies, chemicals, bacteria or viruses. The common symptoms seen are irritation and redness of eyes. It is contagious and can spread easily through physical contact especially in children.
'Triphala Kashaya' is useful in treating inflammatory conditions of the eyes. The 'Triphala decoction' should be slightly warmed and poured in a stream in the eyes. Initially it will cause irritation and then it will be pacified.
Apply the pulp of fresh cilantro leaves on closed eyelids. Blend ?handful of cilantro leaves with 1/4 to 1/3 cup water; strain out the juice, and apply the pulp to your closed eyelids. Drinking the liquid will also be beneficial.
Make an eyewash by steeping 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds ml, cup boiling water for at least 15 minutes. Strain thoroughly, and cool before using the water on your closed eyes. (Don't worry if a little goes into the eyes.) Careful: Don't use it either too hot or too cold.
Dip a sterilized cotton ball in goat's milk, and put it over your eyes. This will cool down pitta and allow conjunctivitis to be healed.
Internally, you can take a mixture of equal parts of kama dudha and gulwel sattva. Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture I, with warm water twice a day for 1 week.
The best way to heal conjunctivitis in young children is to place a drop of mother's milk in the eye. Mother's milk is healing for her child. If the mother is still lactating, and her child gets conjunctivitis, with irritation and discharge in the eye, just one drop of her milk may heal it.
Make a turmeric solution by stirring some turmeric into a few ounces of pure water. Immerse a clean handkerchief into the solution, and let it dry. (It will be quite yellow.) Then use it to mop the affected eyes.
If your conjunctivitis is not cleared up within 3 to 4 days, immediately see your doctor.
The natural antiseptic, antibiotic properties of the turmeric will help take care of the bac?teria and facilitate healing.
Herbal antibiotics are also helpful taken internally. You can make a mixture of these three:
Take 1/2 teaspoon twice a day with warm water, after meals.