conjunctivitis tea recipe

Ingredients

Equal parts (loose leaf, dry herbs): chamomile, lavender, lemon balm

Directions

Brew hot water, pour over dry herbs, cover immediately to capture all oils and vapors from escaping the container. Steep 20 minutes. Drink several cups a day

Treatment

treats severe itching due to conjunctivitis

Notes

With daycare germs running rampant in our house this past fall, it was only a matter of time before conjunctivitis entered our lives. And it did, at the end of the fall. The whole family shared this itchy, red, pussy, crusty eye infection. Because it is highly contagious, I washed pillow cases and crib mattress covers daily.

Along with taking prescription eye drops, the adults in our family drank this conjunctivitis tea recipe. I combed through all my herbal remedy books and decided to use this one from Rosemary Gladstar’s¬†Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality¬†because it was the one recipe where I had everything on hand already. I love it when I don’t have to go out to get ingredients, don’t you?

Namaste, Laura