Home Remedies to Relieve Sore Eyes.
How to relieve sore and burning eyes using items from your kitchen or garden.
Home remedies to relieve sore eyes.
Most of us know the feeling when, for whatever reason, our eyes feel painful, sore and burning as if they are on fire. Sore eyes are fairly common and can be caused through lack of sleep, eye strain or as a result of being in a smoky atmosphere.
Look on any chemist shelf and various creams, sprays and drops can be found to ease the pain of sore eyes. However why use hard earned money to buy such products when everyday items, which can be equally affective and less costly, can be found in the kitchen or garden?
Firstly, cold used wet tea bags (particularly chamomile) can be placed on the closed eyes and you will instantly feel a cooling sensation. After approximately 30 minutes remove the tea bags and the burning sensation and soreness will have disappeared.
If you don’t drink tea then a very good alternative is to take a cucumber and place a slice on each eye. The cucumber gives the most amazing cooling feeling and instantly removes any soreness. Rather than waste the remains of the cucumber it can be used in a sandwich (I believe the Queen of England likes cucumber sandwiches) or it can be peeled and blended to make a face mask.
The gel from leaf of the Aloe Vera plant is also very affective. All that is required is to take a leaf from the plant, remove the green skin from one side of the leaf revealing the gel. The gel part of the leaf is then placed over the closed eyes. The gel of the Aloe Vera plant has a very soothing affect and will take away any burning sensations. The Aloe Vera plant has multiple uses, for example it can also be used to ease and heal burns or it can be peeled, blended and used as a face mask, hair conditioner or drink.
Remedies I haven’t tried but have read about are placing grated apple or potato over sore eyes, dipping cotton wool in cows milk and then onto the closed eye or boiling coriander leaves in water, strain and use the liquid to bathe the eye.
As a word of warning if sore eyes continue then it is advisable to consult a doctor or optician as they eye may be infected.