Irritated eyes are a common problem, especially in people who suffer from allergies , but sometimes, eye irritation is also due to various infections such as conjunctivitis, styes that are normally bacterial in origin; Another condition such as dry eye syndrome and tired eyes, typical of a late-night person, can generate some annoying irritation throughout the day.

Sometimes you can have irritated eyes even if there is no apparent cause , and many times it is due to environmental pollution or excessively cold air conditioning in the office and other similar places. Despite this multitude of causes, eye irritation as such is not a major problem and is usually due to allergic reasons.

4 effective natural remedies for irritated eyes

You can know 4 home remedies that are totally natural and that you can elaborate to relieve irritation of the eyes , caused by allergies or eye strain.

Chamomile compresses

  • 2 bags of chamomile prepared for infusion.
  • 200 gr of chamomile flowers from naturist houses.
  • 2 gauze pads cut into squares the approximate size of your eyes.

Elaboration :

You can get the materials depending on what you have at home and you can choose between two procedures, both are just as effective:

There are two ways to use chamomile, you can choose the one you like the most or with which you feel most comfortable and even if you already have the ingredients at home.

First method

  • In a clean pot, cook 200 grams of chamomile flowers for 10 minutes. Using a small tea strainer, strain the resulting liquid into a clean glass. Place covered in the fridge, to cool.
  • Make two small plaid gauze pads. When the infusion is ready, it must be strained, then you must wait until it is cold. To apply it, you must impregnate the two gauze pads and drop 2 drops into the eye. Then close your eyes and let the compresses rest on your closed eyes. Finally, rinse your eyes with plenty of cold water.

Second method

  • For this second preparation you will use 2 bags of chamomile from the natural infusion box. Boil water in a small pot and after it has boiled, let it cool. Take the two sachets and drop 1 drop of chamomile into each eye. Then place the chamomile tea bags over your eyes as compresses. Let stand for 15 minutes; and finally rinse your eyes with cold water.

The properties of chamomile in terms of eye irritation are well known in the Western world, and many times it is not necessary to apply any other treatment if it is only an allergic irritation and fatigue of the eyes; also for dry eye syndrome. The anti-inflammatory and healing properties of chamomile will provide your eyes with freshness and renewal , as well as helping to relieve both irritation and inflammation. Chamomile has been used in the pharmacy for its great anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties

Cucumber compresses


  • Half a large cucumber
  • 1 small plate
  • 1 chopping and peeling knife


  • Acquire a fresh cucumber at the vegetable market. Wash the cucumber very well before starting. Peel (remove the skin from the cucumber) as much as possible; cut the cucumber into medium-thick slices.
  • Place them on a clean plate and chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.

Application :

Place a slice on each closed eye, every half hour for 2.5 hours. Lie down, close your eyes, and let the cucumber slices rest over your eyes. Finally rinse your eyes with fresh water until there are no traces of cucumber.

Cucumber properties

Cucumber is known in natural medicine as a diuretic and moisturizer, so it relieves irritation and is widely used as a compress for tired eyes or those with dry eye syndrome, moisturizing the eyelids and increasing the natural watering of your eyes. If you use these compresses, your eyes will look fresh and will not feel tired or irritated during the day or night.

Black tea compresses


  • Black tea leaves
  • Ready-made bags for black tea
  • 1 small pot
  • New gauze squares, slightly larger than eyes and lids

Acquire black tea bags or leaves on the naturopathic market; you can choose between two procedures:

First method

  • Cook the black tea leaves for 10 minutes and strain the infusion through a tea strainer, leaving only the black tea liquid.
  • Place the clean infusion in the refrigerator to cool.
  • Then prepare some compresses by impregnating the gauze squares with tea and let them rest on your closed eyes while you lie down for 15 minutes.
  • after the process rinse with plenty of cold water

Second method

  • Boil water for 10 minutes, and then place bags of natural black tea to steep for 5 minutes so that all the properties of the tea are released on the water.
  • Pour the infusion into a glass, and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Take the already cold tea bags and place one in each closed eye for 15 minutes while you lie down.
  • After placing these compresses, rinse your eyelids with cold or cool water, as you like best.

Properties of black tea

Black tea has a component called tannin, which topically or dermally provides antioxidants and if you place a few tea bags on irritated eyes, you may notice improvements in terms of fatigue, glassy or lazy eyes , generally caused by fatigue. If you also notice that your eyes wake up with hardness or mucus on the eyelids or eyelashes, you can use black tea compresses, as it also has astringent properties.

Rose water compresses



  • Garden rose petals
  • 1 be limp
  • Chiffon chopped into squares slightly larger than the eyes


Bring 250 ml of water to a boil and let it cool until it is tender to the touch (you can touch it, without burning yourself). Put rose petals to rest in the water (preferably red, although they could also be white). Let it rest for 5 minutes and chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Make square compresses out of gauze and soak them with rose water. Place the compresses over your closed eyes.

Rose water benefits

The rosewater is a fast and effective anti – inflammatory , and has the ability to moisturize irritated tissue, so it is highly recommended this compress on the eyes, this remedy can work out at home, refreshes eyes almost immediately . After applying the rose petal water, rinse your eyelids well with cold water.

7 Recommendations to combine with home remedies



  1. He wears dark glasses, especially at times when the sun is strongest. Sometimes too much light can cause eye irritation.
  2. If you work with computers, get up every half hour or do other activities where you are not straining your eyes.
  3. Use chamomile or black tea infusions whenever possible.
  4. Rest at night for the hours that are necessary , a minimum of 8 to 10 hours as corresponds to a young adult or adult of working age.
  5. Avoid contact with chemical irritants or allergens known to you, and anything that can cause allergic irritation.
  6. Avoid continuous use of cosmetic contact lenses . If you wear corrective contact lenses, you can use these home remedies without any problems in case of irritated eyes.
  7. Avoid daily or excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, which because they are vasodilating (they dilate the capillaries, breaking them), producing constant irritation in the eyes.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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