How to use chamomile tea to treat conjunctivitis (or pinkeye)!
Chamomile is incredibly effective at treating conjunctivitis. This herb is known for it’s anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
We have used this for years now and it really works, every time. No need to spend a fortune at the chemist or put chemicals in your kids’ eyes! I really love simple remedies too – things you can easily find at the local health food store.
So this is what you need:
So, this is how you do it:
Boil the filtered water. Make up the tea with about a quarter to one half a cup to one tea bag or one heaped teaspoon of tea. Let brew for about five minutes. Take out the tea and let it cool down to room temperature.
Wash your hands and dry thoroughly. Dip a cotton pad into it. Squeeze a little out and wipe from inner eye to outer eye in one sweep. Discard pad. Wash hands again and use a new cotton wipe for the next eye. Repeat every couple of hours throughout the day for as long as you need it.
I love Hilde Hemmes’ for herbals and their chamomile is brilliant. Any chamomile is fine though – just make sure it is plain chamomile with nothing else added.
You can keep a batch of tea in the fridge for a few days or make it fresh daily.
I double checked this remedy was okay with the amazing naturopath Mim Beim in her book, Natural Remedies and she recommends it too!
Have you tried this? Would you give it a go?