Hello, herbal fans, and welcome back to another one of our home remedy posts.
Today we will be looking at a few eye infection home remedy honey treatments.
Most of us have probably suffered from some kind of eye infection, from dry eye to blurry eye. We’ve all suffered a short or long-term eye infection.
So, eye infections are a common problem caused by various factors, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
And nowadays, heavy use of mobiles, tablets, and long screen time can also cause irritations to the eye, which can lead to infections.
While most eye infections will clear up on their own, some can be pretty serious and may require treatment.
Many Doctors will prescribe something to help clear it up quickly.
However, several natural remedies, including tea tree oil, garlic, and honey, can treat eye infections.
Today we will be looking at treating eye infections with homemade honey remedies.
Eye infections home remedies with honey
Honey is a natural product that has been used for centuries. It is made by bees and is a sweet sticky liquid which is delicious too!
This tasty superfood is full of antioxidants and has many health benefits making it a natural remedy for many things, including the eyes.
According to research, honey is good for the eyes because it helps prevent age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye problems.
So, can you cure an eye infection with a home remedy using honey?
Yes, of course, you can.
In fact, Ayurveda and Unani herbalist have been using it for centuries to help with eye problems. (1)
Why you should use honey for eye health
Honey that is applied topically can reduce redness and inflammation in the affected eye.
- Honey is a natural antibacterial agent; hence it can kill bacteria that could possibly be causing an eye infection.
- Honey is known for its therapeutic qualities and is full of essential minerals and vitamins that help protect your eyesight. (10) This can also help with an optic nerve topic (12).
- If you are someone who is glued to a screen for most parts of the day, a honey eyewash used morning and evening can have a positive effect on your dry eyes (5)
- Some studies suggest honey can help with Glaucoma (2) and macular degeneration (9).
- Studies suggest honey can help cure Keratoconjunctivitis (3) and bacterial conjunctivitis (6).
- Another research remarked that applying honey can help with swelling and burning around your eyelash line, a condition called Blepharitis (4)
- It can assist with inflammation-caused corneal ulcers as well as traumatic ones. (7)
- Energise your eyes! Yes, this study suggests using honey can refresh your eyes. (8) And keep them looking young! (11)
- Using honey consistently can improve eye lens oxidation which in return helps long-term vision. (13)
How to use home remedies with honey for an eye infection
If you are experiencing an eye infection, there are a few home remedies that you can try to relieve the symptoms.
One of the best and easiest ones is honey.
Honey is a healthy antibacterial agent and is effective for treating various types of wounds when used topically.
Here are a few remedies to try at home:
References and studies:
(5) Randomised controlled trial of topical antibacterial Manuka (Leptospermum species) honey for evaporative dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction: Clinical and Experimental Optometry: Vol 100, No 6 (tandfonline.com)