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Herbal support includes immune stimulants and topical antibacterial herbs that will not irritate the eye. Also hot (4 minutes) to cold (1 minute) alternating compresses can be helpful.
Also known as an external hordeolum, a stye is an infection or small abscess formation within the hair follicle glands on the free edge of the eyelid. These sebaceous glands are also known as Zeiss....
Eyebright is a mildly decongesting, astringent herb which reduces inflammation. It is useful for red or inflamed eyes and for conjunctivitis and styes, taken internally and applied externally. As a mild decongestant, it is also excellent to stop excessive runny discharges both in hayfever and other sinus problems. Eyebright has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Wild indigo is a heat-clearing, anti-viral herb that is used to remove heat and toxins in such conditions as boils, abscesses, and septicemia. Wild indigo is also indicated for laryngitis and tonsillitis. Externally, it is applied as a poultice to sore or cracked nipples. It is widely used in Europe and the U.S. in combination with echinacea and thuja in immune stimulant preparations to treat colds and flu, especially when accompanied by a fever. Caution: This herb is slightly toxic in large
Oregon grape is used for liver toxicity from drugs or alcohol; low stomach acid (poor protein assimilation); infections; or irritation in the intestines (irritable bowel syndrome). It cools the liver, stimulates bile flow, reduces intestinal inflammation, and benefits symptoms of dermatitis. It is one of the most effective herbs for skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, or cysts, for which it can be used with burdock seed. Oregon grape root has been recommended for heat in the stomach with
Echinacea is a popular, non-toxic herb widely revered and used for its immune-stimulating, anti-bacterial, and antiviral activity. It enhances one's resistance to colds and flu (particularly when taken at the onset), is useful for septicemia and skin complaints (such as boils, abscesses, or carbuncles), and is used as a mouthwash for gum problems. Echinacea is taken for chronic infections of the urinary and respiratory tracts. It is also used locally as an antiseptic for burns, wounds, bites,
A North American native herb, golden seal is widely known and used for colds, flu, dyspepsia, gastritis, and sinus and bladder infections. It is especially useful for diarrhea and chronic excess mucus in the bowels, with attendant loss of efficiency in absorbing nutrients and eliminating wastes. It is indicated for bacterial or amebic infections of the digestive tract, such as giardia and dysentery. Topically it is useful for conjunctivitis, gum problems, and ear inflammations. Because of it