Eye Issues

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Eye Issues:

  • Eyebright
  • Ginko Biloba
  • Golden Seal Root
  • Quercetin
  • Turmeric

Natural Cures and Remedies for Eye Issues

Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn.

Apply a small amount of calendula ointment directly to the stye until the symptoms disappear completely. Use a cotton bud for precise application and make sure the ointment does not get into the eye. For precautions see page 114. Adults and children over 2 years old: apply 3-5 times a day.

Eyebright, Ginko Biloba, Golden Seal Root, Quercetin, Turmeric

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Rubber Vine) — ‘All parts may cause severe stomach and intestinal upset. Cases of death have been reported from India. The leaf is toxic. Dry vine emits an eye-irritating dust which may induce coughing and swelling” (CRC).

Due to the severity of bouts of cough, bleeding can occur into the eyes, from the nose, the lung, and , in rare cases, into the brain, resulting in convulsions. In many young children, lung complications such as collapse of a part of the lung are common because of the thick sticky nature of the secretions blocking the passage of air to a part of the lung. Secondary infection may result in pneumonia. They may be convulsions, and, in rare cases, inflammation of the brain.

Indications (American Liverleaf) — Anorexia (f; FAD); Bacteria (1; HHB); Bleeding (f; MAD); Bronchosis (f; HHB); Cachexia (f; CEB); Cancer (f; JLH); Cancer, tonsil (f; JLH); Carcinoma (f; JLH); Childbirth (f; DEM); Chill (f; CEB); Cough (f; CEB); Crosseye (f; DEM); Cystosis (f; MAD); Diphtheria (f; MAD); Dyspepsia (f; CEB; DEM); Dyspnea (f; DEM); Endothelioma (f; JLH); Enterosis (f; DEM); Enuresis (f; MAD); Epithelioma (f; JLH); Fracture (f; MAD); Gallstone (f; PH2); Gonorrhea (f; MAD); Gravel (f; PH2); Hematuria (f; HHB); Hemoptysis (1; HHB); Hepatosis (f; DEM; HHB; PH2); Hernia (f; CEB); Hypocholdria (f; CEB); Incontinence (f; MAD); Induration (f; JLH); Inflammation (f; CEB); Jaundice (f; HHB; PH2); Laryngosis (f; MAD); Leukorrhea (f; DEM); Mastosis (f; DEM); Myosis (f; DEM); Nephrosis (f; CEB; MAD); Ophthalmia (f; DEM); Pain (f; DEM); Pharyngosis (f; MAD); Phthisis (f; CEB); Pulmonosis (f; CEB);

Skin rash can be a reaction to heat, cosmetics or contact with plants and many other substances. You should see a health professional for a proper diagnosis. It is important to get the right diagnosis as many skin problems may look the same to the untrained eye: for instance, some forms of eczema look like fungal infections or heat rash, and vice versa. Because treatment will depend on the under­ lying cause, the measures below are of a rather general nature: they calm down the inflammation and stimulate the natural healing processes.