Stye Herbal Treatment


Some Herbs Which Help in Getting Rid of Styes

Stye is caused by bacteria Staphylococcus. It is the infection of the oil gland of the eyelidtriphala and it appears as a red bump at the base of eye lash.

The most common and effective way of treating the problem is by giving warm compress with a clean cloth several times a day. Other effective way is by treating with herbs.

Aloe Vera is a well known herb. It is known for its antibacterial properties and it can kill bacteria causing sty. Fresh aloe vera inner leaf gel or stabilized aloe vera juice can be used for the purpose.

If one wants to use fresh inner aloe vera juice then it should be slit lengthwise and the pulpy side should be applied directly to the affected area. Eye pads soaked in fresh stabilized aloe vera juice can be used. A mixture of chamomile tea and aloe juice can be also used to soak eye pads and used. It should be applied several times a day till the problem disappears.

Prepare fennel tea. Soak tea pads in the tea. Then apply it on the eyes meanwhile cover the tea so that it remains warm. Repeat the compress again. This again can be applied several times in a day.

A compress made from marigold is another good option. For this dried marigold petals are used. Water is boiled and poured over the dried marigold petals. Once they are cooled so that one can handle without getting burnt it can be used as a compress.

These compresses are helpful because the bacteria causing sty does not grow in warmth. Eyes can even be washed from triphala water. Triphala is made from the three most important herbs in Ayurveda for balancing the five elements: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan), and Bhibitaki (Beleric myrobalan). For making triphala water 1 tablespoonful of triphala powder should be soaked in water overnight. In the morning the water can be drained and used as eye wash.

Precautions: Use triphala for only external use and not recommended for acute diarrhea or during pregnancy. Very underweight persons should avoid using this product as it will decrease weight.

These are some of the ways in which herbs prevent stye from occurring and also cures them.

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