Water Grass And Epsom Salt For Eye Problems
Water Grass: By Thamizhpparithi Maari (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Water grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) combined with Epsom salt can work wonders for the eyes. I had some eye problems that involve redness, itching and swelling. I went to the doctor and was prescribed eye drop which cost a staggering amount. After few days, I saw only slight improvement. I continued using the eye drop and was surprised to see in fine prints on the box that it could cause glaucoma if used for long periods. I immediately stopped using it because I am very much afraid of side effects. That is one of the reasons, I am so passionate about natural herbal remedies which caused minimal or no side effect whatsoever.
However, a neighbor of mine gave me a very good home remedy for eye problems including conjunctivitis or pink eye, redness and itching. It is also very effective in combating glaucoma. He gave me some water grass plant and told me how to prepare it.
I am so amazed because I can safely say, my eye has improved a lot, thanks to my neighbor. Epsom salt put in warm water may also be used to bathe ailing eyes.
I boiled about twelve blades of the water grass leaves and allow the water to simmer down to a minimal amount making the liquid very strong. To about one cup of the boiled water grass tea, I then strained it and put a tablespoon of Epsom salt in it. When cool, store into a small bottle and used according which is similar to how you would use an eye drop.