Home Remedies For Tired Eyes
The eye is an incredibly delicate organ and yet it has been built to withstand a large amount of punishment. The anterior part of the eyeball is encased in a tough
membrane called the cornea, which can survive and recover from even quite severe injuries. However, alcohol, smoky atmospheres and working too long at computer screens all conspire to harm, often resulting in sore, itchy or inflamed eyes.
Home remedies for Tired Eyes
Rose petals are a traditional remedy for inflamed or irritated eyelids. Make up a cooling and soothing compress from two or three petals steeped in a glassful of boiling water for ten minutes.
Soak some cotton wool or eyepads in the cooled and strained liquid and place over the eyelids.
Chamomile or marigold tea, used cold as a compress, can also be very healing. Witch hazel, ice-cold direct from the fridge, is a great refresher when your eyes feel tired or you have been staring at a computer all day. Eat plenty of fennel, which is another great food for tired eyes, or drink it as a tea.
Try an eyebath of three teaspoons of honey diluted in two cups of boiling water and left to cool. Or try a poultice of cabbage leaves, softened but not cooked in boiling water. You may look ridiculous with the leaves over your eyelids but it really does the trick. A raw potato or cucumber placed over closed eyelids can have the same effect.
Borage was valued by the ancient Greeks for strengthening weak eyes and preventing cataracts. You are more likely to develop cataracts if your diet is lacking in beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamin C.
Borage contains all three, so try to incorporate it in your diet.
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