Home Remedies for Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes, which makes you uncomfortable? Don’t worry, here are some simple and useful natural home remedies for dry eyes that you can try.

 

1. Add omega-3s to your daily diet

Many studies show that eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can relieve the symptoms of dry eye. This fat is known to lower inflammation in the human body. It can help reduce dry eyes to alleviate eye inflammation, allowing for higher quality tears and tear production. In addition, you can use omega-3 supplements, or you can eat more foods that are rich in this nutrient, including:

Bottom Linseed & Linseed Oil: Flaxseed oil is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids & it is helpful for the treatment of dry eyes. This oil can be consumed directly with drinks and fruit.

soybean oil

Palm oil

Chia seeds

Walnuts

Oily fish, including tuna, sardines, salmon, and mackerel

Eggs that are supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids

 

2. Antioxidants

According to many researchers, dry eyes can be caused by lack of exercise, aging, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle factors including drinking alcohol, smoking, medications & chronic stress. Some healthy foods that are good sources of antioxidants can help slow down your process of oxidation. You can eat antioxidants like colorful vegetables and fruits, including:

Spinach

Kale

Swiss chard

Acai berry

Acerola cherries

Goji berry

 

3. Green tea or tea bag

Tea has antioxidant properties that help you to hydrate the eyes. You only need to take a cup of hot water and add 2 to 3 tea bags for a few minutes. Next, put two cotton balls in the tea. Next, put the warm cotton balls on each eyelid and leave for a few minutes. Finally, put the tea bags on your closed dry eyes for about 5 minutes.

 

4. Potassium

Potassium is generally very low in patients who have dry eyes. To improve dry eye condition, you need to increase potassium levels in the body by eating foods rich in potassium, including:

Kelp

Red algae

Pecans

Bananas

Raisins

Wheat germ

Almonds

Dates

Figs

Avocados

 

5. Zinc

Zinc is an important nutrient that is involved in various physiological metabolisms. It helps vitamin A create a pigment called melanin, which protects your eye. To increase zinc intake in the body, you can take zinc supplements, or eat foods rich in zinc, including:

Brewer’s yeast

Legumes

Liver

Mushrooms

Fish

Kelp

Sunflower seeds

Whole grains