Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids, commonly affecting the roots of the eyelashes. It may be associated with dandruff or the use of cosmetics. It may be helped by cleaning the rims of the eyelids with a cotton bud and salt or bicarbonate solution.

Herbs, natural remedies and supplements are all helpful for this condition. It’s important to bathe the eyes 3 times a day with warm salt water. Use cold chamomile tea bags as compresses to soothe the eye.


Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)

Supplement/Herb What it does Dosage
Bromelain Useful as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and inflammation. as directed
Eyebright Contains compounds which have astringent, anti-inflammatory and inti-histamine actions. Traditional herb for the treatment of eye problems. 500mg 3 times daily
Garlic Useful as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral agent. 500mg per day.
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