Simple healthy tips and tricks for red irritated eyes, night vision, eye strain, and more.
For Red Irritated Eyes:
- 2 tablespoons eyebright herb (Euphrasia)
- 2 cups of hot water
- 2 cotton balls
Steep the herb in water for 3 minutes or until cooled. Strain. Dip a cotton ball into the liquid and wipe eyes. Reduces redness.
Eyebright is available at health food stores.
Improve Night Vision
Mix together 30 drops of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) with 8 ounces water, drink 3 times a day. Or drink 2 glasses of blueberry juice a day.
Improve Weak Eyes:
Drink a glass of carrot juice daily.
Place slices of cucumber over closed eyes for 15 minutes. Its cooling and refreshing to the eyes.
Reduce Swelling or Puffiness:
Use green tea that has steeped for five minutes and cooled. Wipe the eyes with this solution several times a day.
Drinking tea helps to deter cataracts.
Vitamins and Minerals for Eyes:
Vitamin A: Improves night vision. Food Source for vitamin A is dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, spinach, broccoli, eggs, cheese and butter are also great sources.
Vitamin B complex is good to reduce redness in eyes and can help eyes that are sensitive to light. Food Sources for vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin): pastas, breads, milk, dark green vegetables, mushrooms, tuna, nuts, avocados, bananas, liver.
Carotene allows the formation of visual purple in the eyes, which helps improve weak eyes. A good source of carotene is: carrots, broccoli, cabbage and peas.
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