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

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Chrysanthemumheat dispersingtea internally and as a wash externally
Dusty Millerunknownsterilized fresh juice
Echinaceaimmune stimulanttincture, tablet, capsule
Eyebrightanti-inflammatory, astringenttea internally and as a wash externally
Golden Sealanti-inflammatorywash externally
Potatocooling anti-inflammatoryraw grated as a poultice
Self-healastringenttea, tincture

Herbs Used To Treat Specific Conjunctivitis Related Conditions

Chronic ConjunctivitisGolden Sealtea (as a wash)
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