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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Chamomile Tea for the eyes

I have itchy, red, swollen eyes, it's caused by allergies but I'm walking around looking like I have pinkeye :P I decided to try an herbal remedy and since I'm new at this I decided to go for something simple. I brewed a cup of chamomile tea, let it steep for 20 minutes, covered, allowed it to cool and then dabbed it on my poor eyes with a cotton ball every hour on the hour, Saturday evening. I also dripped some drops directly into my eye as an eye wash. It smelled great and was very effective. It relived the pain almost immediately and the eye was better that night and the next day. Of course I was too silly to keep applying it when the eye was feeling better so now it's all red and irritated again on Tuesday. But I'm going to start the treatment again and keep with it this time. I'm going to look into getting some bee pollen soon and I need to grab some local honey. I hate allergies.

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