Tired and dry eyes? Eyes feel strained? Always sitting in front of computer for long periods of time
Bingo! Because I suffered from the above issues recently, it makes me stop updating this blog.
I have been spending extended hours sitting in front of my computer doing research, studies, attending online class, writing my modules and reading e-book…
My eyes are fatigue, afraid of lighting and extremely dry (I used to have very dry eyes which I couldn’t wear contact lens. When I went for my eye checkup, the doctor mentioned the same issue as well).
I know I need to rest…
But it is really hard for me to get away from my computer. Of course, I also know that it is really a bad habits not taking rest after few hours in front of computer.
Sometimes you just know but you pretended it is ok… but actually it is not.
How I Relieved My Tired and Dry Eyes?
Of course, the number one goes to Rest! Rest! Rest!
No point you use all the herbs medicine and aromatic medicine but without rest. The symptom of pains and tired given by your body is a signal to tell you to take a rest or care for your body. I have seen person who suffered from muscle pains or sprains tell me that they just can’t take a break although they need a rest to recover soon, but they just can’t because they are too busy…
By the ways, our body is not a machine which you can easily replace with. Once it is out of order, it takes a lot of resources (money, time and effort) to heal and recover, the worst, when some of the organs are consider total loss then it will be too bad. Therefore, prevention is always better than cure.
Compress with Cornflower Hydrosol
I have written an article on the 6 favourite ways to use hydrosols. In the article, I mentioned that I like to use cornflower hydrosol to compress on my tired eyes; it reduces my eye tiredness and gives me a clearer gaze.
“The blue flowers of the cornflower alleviate reddened eyes.” by Mattioli, a sixteenth century botanist.
Traditionally, cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) is a good remedy for eyes. It has anti-irritant and soothing effects which it can use to soothe tired and irritated eyes.
How to use: Soak your cotton pads in cornflower hydrosol and compress it on your tired eyes for 15 minutes. You can apply once or twice times a day or when needed.
Besides, Suzanne Catty mentioned that daily compresses on eye together with rock rose hydrosol will help to diminish fine line and tone the tissue of the eye area (I found that my wrinkle on my eye area is lesser).
Dr. George also suggested in his book “Plants that heal”, cornflower can be used for conjunctivitis or pink eye (inflammation of conjunctiva) and blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids).
Preparing Herbal Tea for My Tired and Dry
You can prepare a cup of herbal tea a day with the following ingredients:
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Goji berries (Lycium chinense)
In Chinese Medicine, chrysanthemum is the good remedy for eyes. It is mentioned that chrysanthemum is the favourite flower for Empress Dowager Cixi. The Empress likes to drink Chrysanthemum tea for her eyes sight problems.
Goji berries are also another good remedy for eyes. When it combines together with chrysanthemum, it makes good herbal teas to soothe eye tiredness and gives clear gaze.
You can combine the two methods above and do some eye exercises to soothe you eyes.
tiredness issue when needed.