Information on Conjunctivitis

DescriptionConjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the delicate mucous membranes lining the eyelids. This condition is sometimes called "pink-eye."
Treatment PlanThe herbal program should consist of immune stimulants and anti-inflammatories for the mucous membranes. Before using as an eyewash, golden seal infusions should be strained carefully through double layers of cheesecloth.

Herbal Remedies for Conjunctivitis

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Echinaceaimmune stimulanttincture, tablet, capsule
Golden Sealanti-inflammatorywash externally
Eyebrightanti-inflammatory, astringenttea internally and as a wash externally
Chrysanthemumheat dispersingtea internally and as a wash externally
Dusty Millerunknownsterilized fresh juice
Potatocooling anti-inflammatoryraw grated as a poultice
Self-healastringenttea, tincture

Herbal Remedies for Conjunctivitis with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Conjunctivitis, chronicGolden Sealtea (as a wash)