Last Modified on Feb 16, 2015
Natural Remedies to Cure Eye Issues
Periorbital puffiness, known as puffy eyes, is the build-up of fluid in the tissue surrounding the eyes, called the orbits, giving the appearance of eye bags and a puffy face. This is actually a form of edema that can gradually increase with age but usually dissipates on its own.
Puffy eyes can be caused by mononucleosis, oversleeping, not enough sleep, factors increasing fluid retention (such as excess salt in the diet, or even crying), skin disorders that cause inflammation such as dermatitis, alcohol and tobacco use, hypothyroidism, periorbital cellulitis infections, chagas disease, trichinosis, and tear gland disorders. Additionally, the first sign of nephrotic syndrome is puffy eyes. Allergies are often to blame, partly as a side-effect of rubbing sore, itchy eyes.
Find a Home Remedy for Puffy Eyes!
On this page you can find dozens of remedies for puffy eyes. Our most popular remedy is currently apple cider vinegar, but some other remedies are aloe, black tea bags, eliminating sugar or dairy, green tea, and honey. Let us know here on Earth Clinic what it is you use to treat your puffy or swollen eyes; and if you know or use a remedy we don't know about, feel free to share it here!
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What can be done about this illness where an amoeba attacks the cornea of the eye and can result in decreased eyesight, maybe even blindness? Any help would be much appreciated!
Hello Earth Clinic, I have had debilitating adult strabismus for over two years caused by Myasthenia Gravis. Everything is under control except for my eyes. One eye goes up the other turns inward and I can only see straight if wearing a patch. I have tried homeopathy, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, vision therapy, have a pretty good diet whereby I try not to eat healthy foods in moderation. Has anyone ever encountered any cures?
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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 50% NAY (1) 50% Posted by Patricia (Austin, Texas) on 07/01/2009
[YEA] 4 oz of Aloe Vera juice quickly helped my eye. I recently had a bad looking popped blood vessel in my eye. I read that it generally takes about 2 weeks to go away/heal. I immediately started taking 4 oz a day and it completely cleared up in 3 days. I have continued to take it because it has done wonders for my skin, has given me more energy,I am now back to having regular bowel movements.Replied by Amy
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Billie (Roy, Wa.) on 08/17/2011
[YEA] For a cold in the eye(s), a sty, pink-eye or minor irratation of the eyes, try using an apple. Simply grate part of an apple (about 1/2), wrap it in a piece of cloth or paper towel. Place it on the eye for approximately 20 minutes. Repeat this process again every 2-4 hrs. Within about 24 hrs. The problem will be gone. We did this for our son when he was about 9 yrs. old and found that having him pretend to be a pirate along with eating part of the apple was the easiest way to get his co-operation. The apple is extremely soothing and works quickly.
Approval Ratings YEA (6) 100% Posted by Daffodil (Seattle) on 09/12/2014
[YEA] My eyelids had been inflamed for a couple of months-- very puffy, red, itchy, teary. I finally was able to get this under control with apple cider vinegar by applying it to the outside of the lids. I made an ACV solution of 50% apple cider vinegar/50% water, dipped two cotton balls in it so they were drenched, closed my eyes and held the cotton balls there. The first time it stung like %#*@ so it was probably only 10 seconds or so that I applied the ACV mixture. I made sure to wipe the entire eyelid with the ACV mixture. Then rinsed well with cold water and patted dry, then once dry I applied a zinc oxide diaper creme and left it on for a few hours (I like sudocrem. Do this when you have some time to hang out at home- the diaper creme really soothes the sting). Initially it makes the eyelids very red and they appear worse, but the ACV mixture kills the infection and the eyes start to heal.
I did this once a day (after work, or right before bed)-- I think more is too often as the ACV mixture does tend to make the eyes very red initially. I don't recommend doing this in the morning if you have to leave the house. Keep doing this until after the eyes are healed to make sure the infection is completely gone.Posted by Puffymama (Ny, Ny) on 01/12/2014
I am 43 years old, diagnosed a few months ago with hyperthyroidism caused by graves disease. For several years I have been suffering from severe pitting periorbital edema. I try to cut out salt from my diet nothing seems to help, endo said it could all be the thyroid so I am hopng that my treatment will bring results. Can Apple Cider Vinegar help with the edema?Posted by Caroline (Ramelton Co Donegal, Ireland) on 11/24/2012
[YEA] Tried Apple Cider Vinegar for an eye infection I had last week and within a day and a half it had cleared up. Saved me a trip to the doctors. All I did was put a couple of teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a small bowl of water and cleaned my eye using cotton wool dipped in it about four or five times and hey presto no eye infection.Posted by Diana (Flushing, Michigan, USA) on 08/30/2009
[YEA] ACV with honey and distilled water cured my eye inflammation.
I had blepharitis in both eyes, with painful ulcerations on my eyelids. It was like I had toxic tears. Dr. said to use a 10% solution of baby shampoo in water and use it to scrub eyelashes with cotton swab. Condition worsened.
Mixe together 5 parts distilled water, 2 parts organic honey, and 1 part ACV. One drop in each eye 2x each day. The solution does not need to be refrigerated. I made it in a clean liquid measuring cup, then transferred it to a droppper bottle. The solution packs quite a sting. More if the inflammation is more severe. It is important to get the solution all over the eye by moving the eye left, right, up and down while closed. It will sting each time, but IT WORKS!!! For me after 2 weeks the inflammation was completely gone. I'm thinking of trying it once a week for maintainance.
Found this receipe in a book: Healing for the Age of Enlightenment by Stanley Burroughs.Replied by Goofy
02/28/2013Posted by Zozo9 (Miami Beach, Florida, USA) on 08/15/2009
[YEA] I have trouble with one of my contacts and what happens is it floats around my eye, so at nighttime when I am ready to take it out, I have to find it. Consequently, I have pinched my eyeball several times thinking I had it.. The next morning I woke up with a nasty eye infection and like others here, it felt like I had a piece of sand in my eye. So, I found this website and tried what one of your other patients said to do... I mixed a half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a shot glass and filled the rest up with filtered water. Then I put it up to my eye and did a quick rinse. Yes, it burned a little and my head felt like I had a headache for a couple of hours. I took some aspirin and I laid down for about an hour. My head swell cleared up and by about 4 hours later, I could tell my eye was well on it's way back to being normal. Of course the next day, it was. Thank you so much for this website! It saved me a lot of money for the doctor!Posted by Marty (Nashville, Tennessee -- Music City, USA) on 04/21/2009
[YEA] I use organic apple cider vinegar for several things, and have noticed that the whites of my eyes do not appear blood shot anymore. They look white, white and crystal clear. Since I have severe allergies, this is a wonderful benefit from the ACV! Organic apple cider vinegar is simply awesome.Replied by Mark
04/21/2009Posted by Angie (American Fork, UT) on 10/03/2008
[YEA] If you have the little black floaties in your eyes, get ACV, mix with water and dip a cotton ball in it and wash your eyes out with it. Just brush it over your eyes in a few days they will be gone. As you brush your eyes lift your eye lids a little bit. It will sting a little but it works. Every morning and night or as often as you feel is right for you.Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France