Don’t you just hate it when your eyes are painfully swollen and puffy after crying or in the mornings? Well, here’s something that can solve your problem. The swollen and puffy eyes, that is.
The easy solution to this is chamomile tea bags. No, it’s not for drinking, silly! Although there’s a lot that chamomile tea can do for your health, if you want to use it for your groggy eyes, you’re to put the bags on your eyes. Yes, really.
So, stock up on those fragrant chamomile tea bags and whip them out every time you have a case of the puffy eyes.
How to use chamomile tea bags to remove puffy eyes?
What You’ll Need
- Two chamomile tea bags
- A cup of hot water
- Steep the two chamomile tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes.
- Take them out and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Make sure you squeeze out the excess tea from the bags. You don’t want tea dripping on your face.
- Lay down and put the bags gently over your eyes.
- Leave them so for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove and wash off any stains.
- You can do this once a week or anytime you feel like your eyes are swollen or puffy.
Other herbal teas are not as effective as chamomile tea when it comes to this treatment. Green and black tea bags can also be used.
This treatment is also thought to be useful to remedy dark circles.
Why is chamomile tea bags effective?
Chamomile is one of those traditional herbs that have been used for centuries as a home remedy for a range of health benefits. Its infusions and preparations are known to treat several health problems like common cold, gastrointestinal disorders, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, insomnia, colic and the list goes on. Its essential oils are popularly used in aromatherapy and cosmetics because of its anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, astringent, and anti-microbial properties.
Bisabolol is a potent compound found in the essential oil of German chamomile. This oily liquid is used extensively in cosmetic products because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Another important compound that give chamomile its healing powers in azulene. Azulene helps in reducing skin inflammation.
Essential oils like bisabolol and the flavonoids found in chamomile reach deeper into the skin layers and this is why chamomile is useful to reduce inflammation when applied topically.
Chamomile for pink eyes (Conjunctivitis)?
Washing eyes with chamomile is supposed to help reduce pink eyes.
The video below shows you how to use chamomile tea to relieve pink eyes.
However, it has also been found that washing eyes with chamomile tea can induce allergic conjunctivitis.
Things to Consider
Do not use chamomile tea if you are allergic to ragweed or any other daisy species. You can use green or black teas instead.