Styes: 10 natural remedies

Styes, natural remedies. What to do when a sty shows up? It is an acute inflammation that affects the sebaceous glands located near the eyelids. It can form inside or outside. Sty is an infectious disorder not to be confused with chalazion, which occurs when the duct of one of the eye glands is blocked.

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What to do when a sty? It is an acute inflammation that affects the sebaceous glands located near the eyelids. It can form inside or outside. The sty is a infectious type disorder not to be confused with the chalazion, which occurs when the duct of one of the eye glands is blocked.

I natural remedies they can represent a very useful help, but they are not necessarily miraculous or always decisive. For this reason, especially in the most serious cases, it is good to consult your doctor or a trusted herbalist.


Oil bottle

It is the grandmother's remedy most popular when it comes to sty. It consists of looking into the oil bottle for a few seconds, or rather, placing the eye on the mouth of the open oil bottle. There are those who swear to be cured of this ailment in this way. After all, groped costs nothing. And we remember that numerous have been attributed to extra virgin olive oil to the healing properties. Science compares it toibuprofen like painkiller.

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Green tea

Apply to the affected area of ​​theinfusion of green tea, if you want the sty to disappear quickly. Use green tea after filtering it and left to cool, so that it can be lukewarm, but not hot. Use a cotton swab for the application. Leave it on for a few minutes without rubbing.

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Hot Water

A warm water compress can be useful for treating styes. In this case the hot, rather than the cold, it helps to reduce swelling. Try soaking a cloth or gauze handkerchief in hot water and applying it to the eye for 5-10 minutes.


Aloe is considered a suitable product to favor the disappearance of the sty. Apply the aloe gel directly on the affected area, in small quantities, as in the case of a compress. otherwise you can use a aloe leaf after having engraved it, applying it from the inside for a few minutes, so that the beneficial substance comes into contact with the sty.

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Coriander seeds

If you have the coriander seeds, prepare a cold infusion, a natural remedy considered useful for reducing the swelling of the sty. Pour a teaspoon of coriander seeds into a glass of water. Let it rest for an hour, filter and use the liquid obtained to rinse the eye.


Dip a sachet of chamomile tea in a glass of water. You can use the soaked sachets after preparing the drink and after letting them cool. Apply the chamomile sachet on the eye, in a lying position, and let it act for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the remedy too 2 or 3 times a day.

Acacia leaves

Collect a handful of acacia leaves and bring them to a boil in a saucepan with 500 milliliters of water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and strain the liquid. Remove the leaves and let them cool. When it is lukewarm, soak a cloth in the water and apply it on the eye, in order to obtain a warm compress. Leave on for 15-20 minutes in the evening, before going to sleep.


Pour in 2 teaspoons of turmeric in powder in a glass of water. Stir, transfer to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer until the amount of water has halved. Strain the liquid through a thin cloth, several times, until the turmeric grains are removed. Apply the filtered liquid in drops on the sty a couple of times a day.

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Gold ring

It is another god folk remedies best known in the past for home care of styes. It is believed that placing and gently rubbing a gold object, such as a ring, pendant, or earring, on the sty, can cause the bulge to disappear more quickly.

Herbal cure

For a more scientific but still natural approach, the encyclopedia "Health without medicines - Let's heal ourselves with natural herbs" recommends that you periodically perform a bittersweet care, gentian, birch and mint to prevent styes. To intervene locally, compresses based on infusion of salterella.

You know other natural remedies against the sty?

Marta Albè

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