COMMON CHAMOMILE WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT
A classic in the care of the eyes, it has an anti-inflammatory effect that makes it suitable to treat problems such as conjunctivitis, tired eyes and styes.
Use it in the form of eye drops or eye bath.
MAHON CHAMOMILE TO RELAX THE EYELIDS
This plant, very close to the previous one, is also known as santolina and has phenolic acids derived from benzoic acid, essential oil and flavonoids.
It is recommended to treat inflammation of the eyelids or blepharitis, eyestrain and eye irritation.
In the form of eye drops or eye bath , it offers a remarkable relief.
CRANBERRIES, RICH IN ANTHOCYANINS
Its anthocyanins favor capillary microcirculation and help regenerate the vascular layer of the retina.
They are taken raw or dehydrated , as is or with yogurt.
CARROT WITH REPAIRING EFFECT
Thanks to its richness in carotenes, it exerts a repairing effect.
You can prepare a traditional remedy by chopping one or two carrots together with a piece of celery and water until you get a paste. A gauze or cotton is soaked with this paste and applied to the eyelids and the eye area.
CORNFLOWER TO TAKE CARE OF THE RETINA
The floral chapters, of brilliant blue color, contain anthocyanin pigments, which gives them a remarkable P-vitamin action, which can improve capillary microcirculation .
Taking the infusion or applying it topically in compresses or eye drops helps to regenerate the vascular layer of the retina , which in turn relieves tired eyesight and eye irritation.
SLICED CUCUMBER, A GOOD REST
Cucumber helps relieve the eyes .
Slices of this well-washed vegetable are applied on the eyelids and it stays with them for a few minutes.
ELDERBERRY, INDICATED IN ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS
The flowers in warm infusion suppose also a good relief for the tired sight and the herbalists recommend them to lower the inflammation in allergic conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
Lutein is a pigment that gives yellow color to many vegetables. Very antioxidant, it protects the eyes from the sun’s rays and prevents the loss of sight.
Ideally, include it in the diet , but it can be taken in capsules.
If you opt for the capsules , the recommended dose is 10 mg once or twice a day.
EUPHRASIA AGAINST EYE DRYNESS
Of action also antiinflammatory, it is very effective to calm the dryness and irritation of the eyes , as well as the headache that can appear after straining the eyes.
Apply the still warm infusion with a different compress on each eye. Properly filtered to eliminate any impurities, it can be applied in an eye bath or as eye drops.
BETONICA AGAINST HEADACHE
It is an excellent remedy to relieve the headache that many people experience when exposed for hours in the light of computers or other devices, or eye fatigue that causes the attentive viewing of images and texts above and below the screen.
The ideal for this purpose is to combine it with mint or marjoram
Be careful with the screens!
For many people, the workday involves spending almost eight hours in front of a computer screen . But often leisure habits and social relationships, with the continued use of mobile phones and tablets, accentuate the risks that a prolonged exposure to the screens poses to health. Even children are not safe from this problem.
Apart from the musculoskeletal disorders caused by poor posture or sedentary lifestyle, other harmful consequences can be mental fatigue and, above all, visual fatigue . This manifests with irritation and dry eyes, itching and burning, watery eyes, double vision and headaches.
The brightness of the screen, to be placed at an inappropriate distance, the contrast between the light it gives off and the darkness of the environment and the continuous transfer of images and texts supposes an enormous overload for the eyes .
In addition to adopting preventive and corrective measures such as improving the way of sitting and the position of the head and arms or using appropriate filters, it is advisable to take periodic breaks to release the vision of the pressure of that artificial light (5-10 minutes every 45) and take that time to blink and look away or try muscle relaxation exercises.
Plants and foods that protect your sight
Phytotherapy and some foods are ideal for taking care of the eyes. Some plants, such as chamomile, eyebright or elderberry, provide substances that help to reduce fatigue and reduce irritation.
Through foods such as broccoli or blueberries, we provide the body with essential nutrients and antioxidants to keep the eyes in good condition.
In addition to using separately the plants that we have presented in this article, you can prepare this natural remedy to take care of your eyes.
Soothing formula for the eyes
It is mixed in equal parts elderberry, rose petals, eyebright, santolina and rue leaves.
Boil two tablespoons of the mixture per glass of water 2-3 minutes, let stand 5 more and filter very well.
It is applied in warm compresses or with cotton wool over the closed eyes for a couple of minutes, changing cotton in each eye.