The conjunctivitis is a condition which causes inflammation or infection in the outer membrane of the eye ball and the inner eye lid. The infection is also termed as ‘Pink Eye’ as it causes redness in the white eye with tears. It is an awful condition causing severe discomfort. The disease can be caused due to seasonal viruses, bacteria, allergies or irritants like shampoo, dirt, smoke or chlorine.
However, in spite of all these, we have some great home remedies by which you can get rid of this pink eye-conjunctivitis infection. Below mentioned are some great home remedies:
Tulsi (Holy Basil):
The holy basil-tulsi is prominent for its medicinal properties. Hence, it is also beneficial for the treatment of conjunctivitis. The Tulsi has in it anti-inflammatory and soothing property which reduces the conjunctivitis infection. Soaking tulsi leaves in boiling water for ten minutes and then washing eyes with the same or giving a warm compress via cotton ball can help you to get relief from conjunctivitis. It also fights the viral and fungal infection in the eye.
Being antibacterial and antiviral in property, aloe vera gel can be used outside the eye area to prevent inflammation caused due to conjunctivitis. Applying aloe vera gel to the eye with care can help in healing the infection.
You can use neem for the treatment of various health issues. It also helps in healing of various eye problems including conjunctivitis. Applying neem oil around the eye area can help in reducing the inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial component.
The common kitchen ingredient turmeric has many health healing compounds. Its antibacterial component reduces the inflammation caused due to conjunctivitis. Therefore, to use turmeric for conjunctivitis, you need to add two spoons of turmeric powder in Luke warm water and dip a cotton ball into it. Soak the cotton ball in the same and then use it as a warm compress on the eye.
Grinding potato to get its juice is beneficial to heal the problem of conjunctivitis. Therefore, take potato juice, add it with a spoon of oil and apply the same around the eye area.