Tea for Eyes
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What is the best herbal tea for eyes
Well, as you would expect, it depends. If you are looking for an herbal tea that will heal myopia so that you don’t have to wear glasses anymore, then unfortunately there is no such miracle tea.
However, there are teas that help soothe eye strain or prevent macular degeneration. Some teas you may drink on a regular basis while others help your eyes by being applied directly on them.
As with any other part of your body, your eyes need to be cared for and protected. A healthy immune system and healthy habits will go a long way to maintaining your eyes functioning well longer.
Of course, along with this comes the recommendation that you see an optometrist if your eyesight begins to go or if any form of inflammation causes pain or blurry vision.
Choosing a Tea for Eyes
Keeping your eyes clean and healthy is important. Some herbal teas may help you by promoting a healthy immune system barrier against infections, others strengthen the blood vessels around the eyes, while others offer relief to tired eyes. Let’s check out some well-known herbal teas for your eyes.
Important note: be careful with external applications directly on the eyes due to possible allergies. Test on your skin first and talk to a specialist, before applying any teas directly to your eyes.
Bilberry tea – an infusion of bilberries may help to strengthen your eyesight by promoting blood flow to the eyes. This herbal tea has a historic reputation of helping improve vision at night as well as helping reduce sensitivity to sudden changes in light. Consider this tea if you tend to suffer from eyestrain.
Chamomile tea – a well-known sedative tea, this herbal infusion is said to help soothe and treat eye inflammations, including conjunctivitis. It may also help you during hay fever season by soothing your respiratory tract and keeping your eyes from watering endlessly.
Chrysanthemum tea – this floral infusion is said to be helpful when you are suffering from eyestrain. It is said to help improve your eyesight particularly after you’ve been at your computer for long hours.
Eyebright tea – a great little herb to help your eyes: externally, it may be used to clean and soothe your eyes when tired or dry; internally may help strengthen eye, nose and throat areas if you are prone to infections or the effects of hay fever.
Goldenseal tea – this cleansing tea is considered beneficial for eye inflammations, conjunctivitis and other forms of eye infections. Goldenseal tea may be used externally to clean the eyes and there are even those who would use warm tea bags over the eyes to clear out harmful agents. Make sure to use in small amounts.
Horsetail tea – a warm infusion of horsetail is said to be soothing, bringing down eyelid swelling and puffiness. In some cultures, it was used to help with conjunctivitis and other eye problems.
Meadowsweet tea – this infusion may be used as an eyewash to help soothe irritation in the eyes, taking away the burning and itching sensation.
Other Herbal Teas for Eye Health
Many herbal teas may help your eyes in many ways, from fighting infections, providing protection or simply assisting your body to rest and relax after a long and strenuous day.
Here are a few more teas that you may want to look over.
For eye infections/inflammation:
For eye strain:
For improving eyesight: bilberry, blueberry, gingko, goji, hawthorn,
rosehip, raspberry leaf.
For hay fever:
Other Suggestions for Maintaining Your Eyesight
With so many gadgets that populate our lives, with stress and pollution in the air, it is almost impossible not to suffer from eye strain at least once in our lives. Here are some suggestions that may help protect your eyes just along with the herbal teas discussed above:
Eyestrain may be prevented by taking regular breaks. Use a timer to avoid get too focused to stop working. Both your eyes and your mind will thank you for it and you will probably get a lot more done in the end. Just don’t use those breaks to use other devices that are cause additional strain on your eyes.
Another idea could be to alter between digital e non-digital forms of work if possible and always make sure you have plenty of light when reading or doing detailed work.
At the end of the day, use soothing warm herbal poultices to soothe tired eyes. These will cleanse your eyes, but also reduce any puffiness that may occur.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is a highly contagious inflammation of the eyes. One eye becomes infected, red and swollen; it begins to itch and you can’t help rubbing your eye and then, without a second thought, you rub your other eye and spread the infection. You have to act quickly in order to avoid spreading to the rest of the household.
When suffering from conjunctivitis make sure to wash your hands regularly and then make extra sure that you are not sharing any towels with other people in the same house.
Choose teas that help boost the immune system to lessen the chances of eye inflammations.
If are suffering from eye irritation, choose herbal teas that have a calming effect, soothe the itchiness and, if possible, keep your mind off the idea of rubbing your eyes. And if the irritation does not pass, go to a doctor as soon as possible.
Get a pair of good sunglasses to protect your eyes both in the winter and summer. Direct sunlight can be detrimental to your eyes.
If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, talk to your doctor about finding solution for your specific situation as allergies often lead to eye irritation, making them itch and water endlessly. Again, try to fight the urge to rub your eyes.
So what is the best herbal tea for eyes? As you've seen, there are so many good options, that may help you in so many ways. So use herbal teas to keep your eyes healthy and clean of impurities.
While you may still need to wear glasses at some point in your life, there are many teas that at least help avoid tiredness of discomfort.
Choose the perfect herbal tea to keep your eyes at your best!
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