Conjunctivitis: Natural cures and remedies

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin layer of tissue that covers the inner surface of the eyelids and the anterior surface of the eyeball. It is an inflammation of viral or allergic origin (it can also be caused by allergies to elements present in cosmetic products) which manifests itself with more or less intense redness. It is a very common and very annoying inflammation which can however be easily treated effectively in a natural way. Most of the time it may be sufficient to instill a few drops of lemon directly into the eyes. It burns a little but is very effective since lemon is able to kill pathogenic bacteria (and viruses). You can repeat this operation several times a day for two or three days to see the redness completely disappear from your eyes. Another very effective remedy is chamomile compresses. This method is very effective. Evening chamomile compresses are generally able to resolve the problem in a few days. Plantain compresses are also a very effective remedy in case of conjunctivitis. In fact, plantain has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties and has a powerful protective action on the membranes of the eyeball. Mallow and lemon balm compresses can also be useful in the treatment of conjunctivitis.A mixed herbal tea of ​​chamomile, plantain, mallow and lemon balm to which lemon juice is added can prove to be the best natural remedy for treating conjunctivitis. It should not be forgotten that diet also certainly plays an important role in overcoming this pathology. In case of conjunctivitis (and all eye diseases, in truth) it is advisable to increase the consumption of foods rich in vitamin A and bioflavonoids (in particular lutein and zeaxanthin) which have a natural protective action on vision and the eyeball. Therefore, it is recommended to consume yellow-orange vegetables (carrots, pumpkin, apricots, peppers, etc.), even in the form of a centrifuged product, which have an undisputed protective action on the membranes and tissues of the eyeball. If the conjunctivitis is allergic in nature, it would be advisable to give up makeup and cosmetic products that could cause it.