Episcleritis is a disease affecting a part of the episclera in the eye. The disease causes inflammation and is also regarded as conjunctivitis as the episclera lies between the conjunctiva and sclera. The ailing person will sense redness and pain in the eyes.
There are two major types of it. In one the episclera is affected diffusely and in the other the episclera has nodules. The cause of the disease is usually unidentified. There are various usual medicines for the disease, but it is suggested by doctors that herbal treatment is a better way to cure the disease. Check out the best known effective herbal remedies for episcleritis.
Best Herbal Remedies For Episcleritis
Bilberries come under the best selling herbal remedies for allergies, injuries, swelling, weight loss, hemorrhoids, episcleritis and some more health problems. It works as a strong anti-oxidant and helps reduce inflammation.
Take 100 to 150 mg of the herb regularly. Taking lesser might not be of any help. The herb has been tested and is considerably safe and nontoxic. For children and pregnant women it is suggested to take physician’s advice before taking the treatment of the bilberries.
Flax could be very helpful in cases of constipation, eye difficulties like episcleritis and iritis, etc. The oil extracted from the flax plant has been proven beneficial for cancer, stomach problems, cholesterol, bowels and other organs of our body. It heals the pain, inflammation and redness caused to the eyes. Take 5 to 10 grams whole flaxseed and boil it with a cup of water. Have the tea two to three times a day.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose is a well known herb and it is also called Oenothera. It is one of the best herbal remedies for episcleritis. The oil of this herb proves to be effective in all the diseases that it cures.
It tends to cure the diseases from the root level. It goes into the blood and kills the virus causing the disease. For episcleritis, take a regular dose of 1300 mg twice a day. You can also have the oil with meals.
Arnica is known for its several healing properties. It is a traditional herb that relieves a person of pain, iritis, episcleritis, hair loss, scalp disorders, etc. Arnica should be applied to the eyes and left alone for 15 minutes or more. It tends to relieve you of the pain and inflammation around the eyes. The redness will begin to disappear after a few applications of the herb. Use this herb as per the recommended dosage for best results.
Chamomile has soothing properties for the eyes. It is among the most used herbal remedies for episcleritis. The tea made from this herb reduces the tension, stress and indigestion. It relieves you from the symptoms of episcleritis soon enough after the treatment has started.
Take 2 to 3 heaping spoons of the chamomile flowers and boil them in water for ten minutes. Now strain and drink the tea twice a day. Have the tea regularly till this disease is completely cured.
It is advised to drink two glasses of carrot juice every day to get rid of episcleritis. Beta-carotene, which is the precursor of vitamin A, is found abundantly in carrots. This is an essential vitamin for maintaining eye health. Therefore, consuming raw carrots or drinking carrot juice on a regular basis helps in curing episcleritis.
Coriander possesses anti viral, anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This is usually found in every kitchen. Just take some coriander seeds (about 1 tsp) and crush them well. Soak the crushed coriander overnight in water .Filter this water in the morning and use it to wash your eyes. Coriander water helps in removing the toxins and dirt from the eye. In addition, it will also soothe the eye and relieves irritation caused due to soreness. This procedure must be followed regularly until the redness in the eye vanishes
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