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Conjunctivitis "Pink Eye" Compress- Natural Relief

Today I’ll be showing you how to make an easy Chrysanthemum tea compress that helps eye infections like conjunctivitis and pink eye or help with irritated eyes from allergies!

Chrysanthemum flower or " Ju Hua Cha" have antibacterial qualities and used commonly in Chinese medicine to relieve eye infections. It's also perfect for helping soothe irritated eyes.

It clears heat, making it perfect for combating red, painful, itchy, teary, or dry eyes.

Let's make the compress!

First step is getting Chrysanthemum flowers or tea bag. (you can find the flowers right here)

Get about 1 cup of filtered water to a boil and then add to about 1 TBSP of dried chrystanthemum or tea bag to a mug and pour the hot water over.

Steep for about 3-5 minutes and remove herb/tea bag

You can drink the herbal remedy (drink chrysanthemum only 2-3x a week)

To create a compress get a piece of paper towel and fold it until it is about 4x4 inches.

Soak the paper towel in the mug for about 1-2 minutes

Remove paper towel and cut into rectangular pieces (2x4inch pieces)

Make sure the compress is warm but not hot. Use the warm paper towel over the eye and let it sit over the eye for about 1-2 minutes. You do not want to reuse or rub the paper towel over the eye. Reusing a compress can spread infection. Think of it as contaminated once placed over the eye.

Trash the compress and reuse another compress for another 1-2 minutes.

You can do this again throughout the day.

Be careful as some people do have allergies to chrysthanemum flower especially if you are sensitive to ragweed!

Stop using if you notice any contact dermatitis after use or more redness, itchiness, or swelling .

Any leftover tea can be stored in the fridge for 24 hours. You can easily reheat the tea and make new compresses for your eyes.

Hope this helps get some relief!!

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