Long hours in front of computer screens and office buildings with inadequate lighting contribute heavily to red, tired eyes, puffiness and dark shadows.
Make infusions of chamomile, rosehip, or black tea. Remove the teabags and cool in the fridge. Place over the eyes as a lovely relaxing compress.
Eyebright is the herb most commonly associated with eye treatments. Boil 1 tablespoon of fresh herb in 1 cup of water for 20 minutes and leave to cool. Strain and use as an eyebath.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|