In this post I will focus on herbs that reduce effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Burning eyes
Those negative effects may be caused by:
- Long-term staring at the screen
- Working in a polluted environment (air conditioning, dust, smoke, including cigarette smoke)
- Looking at single point throughout the day (for example, while working with machines but specially on computer)
- Bacteria, viruses or fungi
- Fatigue, lack of sleep
- Reading or working in dim light
What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis?
If the vision problems persist despite the use of non-prescription preparations, a doctor's visit will be necessary. This could mean that conjunctivitis is caused by pathogens. People suffering from dry eye syndrome are more likely to suffer from this ailment. If you suspect conjunctivitis instead of using natural treatments, consult your doctor and follow his instructions.
Below is a list of the most important herbs for the eyes with brief description of why they should be used.
Eyebright - is the most popular plant we can reach when the first symptoms of vision fatigue start to appear. It is anti-inflammatory, educes swelling and restores the correct functioning of the blood vessels.
Ginkgo - it strengthens blood vessels and makes their walls more flexible. It can be also taken as an infusion for drinking. Note- it must not be combined with herbs or medicines that cause blood thinners.
Colues - a beautiful plant that is rarely found in herbal stories. It improves the functioning of the eyes and reduces vision fatigue.
Green tea - it can bee used in the form of compress. We owe it relaxing and nourishing effect.
Chamomile - chamomile has antibacterial effects and provides a high dose of vitamins and flavonoids. The latter, help reducing swelling and inflammation. Chamomile also has soothing effects and improves the state of the blood vessels in the eyes. It can also be taken internally - it has sedative effect, reduces nervous tension and helps you fall asleep.
Pot marigold- the effect of orange flowerson the organ of vision is similar to that of chamomile. Calendula also stimulates the regeneration of blood vessels.
Alcea- is a plant that contains a lot of mucus. It works not only as a way to reduce oral and throat aliments but also helps to support the functioning of the eyes. A large portion of flavonoids and anthocyanins (plant pigments) has a benefical effect on blood vessels.
Saffron - helps the macular function and strengthens the eyes. Thanks to it we supplement the deficincy of carotenoids, which slow down the development of glaucoma.
In the use of herbal preparations in the form of compresses, be especially careful and use a fresh, cooled infusion every time. We soak cosmetic swab with it.On you own, do not drop any preparations prepared at home into your eyes. In pharmacies you will find a wide selection of drops that provide quick relief in the case of less serious aliments.