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|Conjunctivitis refers to an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent membrane covering the front of the eye. This
is also referred to as having 'sore eyes' and is a very common form of eye trouble. It spreads from person to person through
direct contact Overcrowding, dirty surroundings and unhealthy living conditions can cause epidemics of this ailment
The eyeball and underside of the eyelids become inflammed. At first, die eyes are red and itchy. Later, there may be a watery
secretion. In more serious cases, mere is pus formation, which dries up during sleep, making die lashes stick together.
Conjunctivitis results from bacterial or a virus infection or eye-strain.
|Prolonged work under artificial light and excessive use of the eyes in one way or die other, no doubt, contribute towards
the disease.But its real cause can be traced to a catarrhal condition of die system resulting from general toxaemia due to
dietetic errors, and a faulty style of living. The patient generally suffers from colds or other ailments indicative of a
general catarrhal condition.
Conjunctivitis Home Remedies #1
A decoction prepared with a handful of dried coriander in GO ml of water is an excellent eye-wash in conjunctivitis. It is
said to relieve burning and reduces pain and swelling. This decoction should, however, be sparingly used by persons
suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis #2
The best way to commence treatment for conjunctivitis is to adopt an exclusive fresh fruit diet for a week. In this
regimen, the three meals a day should consist of fresh, juicy seasonal fruits. Bananas should, however, not be taken.
Those with acute conjunctivitis should undertake a juice fast for three or four days. The short juice fast may be followed
by an all-fruit diet for a further seven days. Thereafter, the patient may adopt a restricted diet, consisting of fresh fruits,
raw mixed-vegetable salad, wholemeal bread and steamed vegetables, and nuts.
The patient should avoid an excessive intake of starchy and sugary foods in the form of white bread, refined cereals,
potatoes, puddings, sugar, jams, confectionery, meats, fatty foods, strong tea and coffee, too much salt, condiments, and
sauces which cause a general catarrhal condition as well as conjunctivitis.
Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis #3
Raw juices of certain vegetables, especially carrots and spinach, have been found valuable in conjunctivitis. The combined
juices of these two vegetables have proved very effective. In this combination, 200 ml of spinach juice should be mixed
with 300 ml of carrot juice. Raw parsley juice—200 ml, mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice has also been found beneficial in
die 'treatment of this disease.
Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis #4
The juice of die Indian gooseberry, mixed with honey, is useful in conjunctivitis. A cup of this juice should be taken mixed
with two teaspoons of honey twice daily in treating this condition.
Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis #5
Vitamins A and B2 have proved useful in conjunctivitis. The patient should take liberal quantities of natural foods rich in
these two vitamins. Foods rich in vitamin A are whole-milk, curds, butter, carrots, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables,
tomatoes, mangoes, and papaya. Foods rich in vitamin B2 are green leafy vegetables, milk, almonds, citrus fruits,
bananas, and tomatoes.
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