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Herbal Eye Wash

Use these infection fighting herbs as an eyewash to quickly reduce redness and inflammation. Make an decoction (roots and bark)or infusion (leaves and flowers of your chosen herb.

Cautions: Strain well, making sure no herb particles that can cause irritation to the eye are left in the water.
pet remedy These herbs also make an astringent and antibacterial eyewash for your animal companion. For bacterial and ear mite infections, an oil infusion of the fresh or dried roots works best. Apply 1-10 drops at a time until the infection clears. The oil infusion also works well in other topical skin applications.
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Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Allow the liquid to cool, then pour into a sterilized eye cup. Placing the eye cup over your eye, lean back and make sure the eye is completely wet, blinking several times.
Eyewashes can also be made by diluting the tincture with sterile saline solution (4 drops of tincture/1 ounce saline) or 8 drops decoction of the roots/1 ounce saline.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Eyes/Vision :Today's modern lifestyle includes long hours engaged with electronics: computer screens, TV screens, video games, phones, digital readers, and even old fashioned books. We tend to ignore the resulting eyestrain because we assume nothing can be done about it.
  • Pet :Cats and dogs have health concerns that mirror our own. However, they can react very differently to herbs and foods we consume with no problem.
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