Chamomile tea is incredibly effective at treating conjunctivitis! Chamomile 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 kid’s eyes! I really love simple remedies too – things you can easily find at the supermarket, health food store or chemist.
So this is what you need:
Good quality chamomile tea (Hilde Hemmes or an organic tea bag)
Organic cotton make-up pads (Swissper brand from the supermarket is good)
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 (Swisspers make organic cotton ones) 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.
Chamomile tea is wonderful stuff! We use it in lots of other ways.
* I have recently switched to drinking chamomile tea in place of my normal black tea to treat excess candida in my body.
* My husband drinks it to protect his stomach from the medication he has to take.
* The whole family drink it if we get a cold, mixed with manuka honey and lemon juice. See here for more about that.
* If we can’t sleep or are a bit wired, then a nice cup of chamomile tea helps us to relax.
* My Natural New Age daughter used it for treating a fungal skin infection – both with wipes and throwing a few teabags into the bath.
* She also used it on an abcess on her gum. We just put the dry teabag directly on it and left it there – it went down in less than half an hour!
I have also read it is good for migraines, PMS cramping, stomach upsets, lightening the dark circles under your eyes (put cold tea bags on them) and even preventing diabetes and cancer!! However, it should be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or taking blood thinning medication.
What an amazing herb! Get yourself a good quality chamomile tea to have on hand for all of the family’s health! What do you use chamomile tea for?