Herbal Remedies for Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the delicate mucous membranes lining the eyelids. This condition is sometimes called "pink-eye."
The herbal program should consist of immune stimulants and anti-inflammatories for the mucous membranes. Before using as an eyewash, golden seal infusions should be strained carefully through double layers of cheesecloth.
Herbs Used To Treat Conjunctivitis
|Chrysanthemum||heat dispersing||tea internally and as a wash externally|
|Dusty Miller||unknown||sterilized fresh juice|
|Echinacea||immune stimulant||tincture, tablet, capsule|
|Eyebright||anti-inflammatory, astringent||tea internally and as a wash externally|
|Golden Seal||anti-inflammatory||wash externally|
|Potato||cooling anti-inflammatory||raw grated as a poultice|
Herbs Used To Treat Specific Conjunctivitis Related Conditions
|Chronic Conjunctivitis||Golden Seal||tea (as a wash)|