Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a common eye condition. It usually looks and feels worse than it actually is, and at first glance, the pronounced redness can be quite alarming. As a result, you may want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Conjunctivitis can be easily cured with effective home remedies. Let’s take a look at how aloe vera can treat conjunctivitis.
What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. This is the clear membrane that covers the white part of your eye and the inner surface of your eyelid. This membrane contains tiny blood vessels that dilate when the conjunctiva is irritated. The dilated blood vessels make your eye look red. It can sometimes be accompanied by itching, mild burning or stinging, and discharge from your eye, resulting in a granular or crusty deposit along your eyelashes.
How Aloe Vera Can Treat Conjunctivitis
Aloe vera juice has natural antibiotic, astringent and coagulant properties. A cotton pad soaked in aloe placed over your eye can provide some much-needed relief. This type of compress is very soothing to your eyes. You can also rub a small amount of gel from a fresh aloe leaf on your upper and lower eyelids to reduce the pain and redness. Another method is to cut off an aloe leaf about 30 cm long and remove the skin. Cut this into pieces and soak in water until it turns light green. For faster results, you can use a blender to speed up the process. Strain this mixture and use a dropper to put 2-3 drops in the affected eye. The above methods can be repeated 3-4 times a day until the inflammation subsides.
Your immune system plays an important role in fighting off infections, including conjunctivitis. Drinking aloe juice can bring you additional benefits by giving you immune support and this can promote faster healing.
Treating conjunctivitis is very important. This is especially true in cases where the condition is severe. If left untreated, this can become an ongoing problem or seriously damage your eye tissue. Because of this, it’s crucial that you take an active approach to your health with a healthy diet and some immune-boosting methods. One such method uses aloe vera. It is safe to use and well tolerated in the treatment of conjunctivitis.
Thanks to Suzanna Du