Inflammation of one or more of the sebaceous glands of the eyelids. Painful and swollen eyelids. [HHH p.114]


Toxic poison accumulation. [HHH p.114]

Herbal Aids:

Sarsaparilla Root: To give aid to healing a sty on the eyelid, make a fomentation of sarsaparilla root (Smilax officinalis) and apply over the eye. [HHH p.114]

Fomentation: Place a fomentation of mullein leaves, red raspberry leaves, golden seal, slippery elm, lobelia and marshmallow root over the eye. Apply for one hour each, a fresh application three or more times a day, or leave on all night, until healed. [HHH p.114]

Herbal Eyebright: Dr. Christopher's Herbal Eye-Health Formula: This formula is excellent for helping promote the brightening and healing of the eyes, and it is known to help remove the cataracts and heavy film from the eyes: one part each bayberry bark, eyebright herb, golden seal root, red raspberry leaves, and 1/8 part cayenne. Make this into tea form and put into a glass eye cup. There will be a slight burning sensation when using the cayenne in the eye at first, but there is nothing to be concerned about. Tip head back and apply the eye cup to eye. Exercise eye while doing this as though you were swimming under water. Do this three to six times a day. Drink 1/2 cup a.m. and p.m. This formula has aided many sty cases. [HHH p.114]

Sarsaparilla: Apply a hot fomentation of strong tea over the eye. [SNH p.84] Sarsaparilla-yellow parilla compound: See formula using sarsaparilla root, yellow parilla root, distilled water and glycerine. [SNH p.85]

See Also:

Herbal Eyebright: Dr. Christopher's Herbal Eye-Health Formula

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