I am a firm believer in herbal remedies as I've known a few to be more effective than your regular orthodox medicines. You get the raw, unprocessed benefits from their use, and you also can't really go wrong when it comes to getting the dosage right.
My daughter recently came down with an eye infection and as usual, I turned to herbal remedies, this time, aloe vera.
At first, I was a bit reluctant to go the herbal way, being that the eye is a very delicate organ of the body, but a search on Google allayed my fears in no time and I got some large aloe vera plants.
Aloe vera is a plant as old as time itself. It is antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal which gives it its very potent healing property.
Using aloe vera for any eye infection will bring relief from the myriad of symptoms like swelling, redness, itching, blurry vision, watery eyes, and pus discharge sufferers experience.
In my daughter's case, she experienced all of the abovementioned symptoms which made her cranky and cry a lot. The aloe vera recipe for eye infection gave me the exact quantity and steps to use and it brought relief to my baby in no time.
Here's how I achieved this
I mixed three parts water and one part aloe vera and applied to both eyes three times daily.
Just the left eye was affected, but knowing how contagious eye infections are and how quickly they spread, especially in kids who are known to scratch the infected eye a lot, I decided to treat both eyes.
The swelling reduced by over 50% in just 24 hours. The eyes also stopped watering completely.
At that point, I had just the itching and discharge of goo to contend with and this improvement was quite encouraging.
I continued the treatment and the entire infection and swelling disappeared in under four days.
I have decided to get aloe vera and plant in my home as, now more than ever, I have seen how useful it can be.
Besides eye infection, aloe vera also cures other ailments like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, burns, allergic skin, herpes, plaque, cancer sores, tissue damage from frostbite, and high bp among others.
For eye infections, while aloe vera has been known to be effective time and time again, some other great alternatives you can use with equally great results include
- Salt water
- Coconut oil