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How to use honey for eyes – 13 useful ways

How to use honey for eyes – 13 useful ways

Did you know that honey is a blessing to your vision? Yes, this sweet and delicious alternative to sugar not only adds flavor to your breakfast but also has many benefits for your health and skin. You should be aware of many of them, including aiding in weight loss and treating diabetes. But did you know that regular use of honey for the eyes can be beneficial? Not only for improving vision, this sweet liquid is also a great tonic for reducing eye inflammation. If you suffer from eye irritation or redness, honey is the perfect solution.

This post talks about everything you need to know about whether honey is good for your eyes. Read on!

honey – brief

We all love honey, right? This love is shared by most people around the world. Honey has been a popular and essential part of Ayurveda since ages. Also known as  ” shahd ”  in Hindi,  ” teni ”  in Telugu, and ”  madha  ” in Marathi, its sweetness is owed to the presence of monosaccharides, glucose and fructose. Its shelf life spans thousands of years, making it an essential part of our kitchen.

Aside from adding flavor to food, honey also helps treat many health ailments. The most important of them, but the most surprising is the effect on our eyes.

If you peruse the pages of ancient history, you will find that honey was used to treat many eye disorders. Therefore, it is not surprising that honey was very popular among the Egyptians and Indians. Modern researchers have only reinforced this fact.


1. Treats eye diseases

Fresh, unprocessed honey is often the best medicine for a wide range of eye disorders.

Honey is the best treatment for eye diseases such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis, inflammatory corneal ulcers, trauma, and ulcerative blepharitis because of its antibacterial properties.

For eye problems, such as corneal blurring, fresh comb honey is probably the best choice. If the cataract is in the initial stage, then fresh comb honey is again an ideal remedy.

2. Refreshes tired eyes

Do you feel tired after sitting for long hours in front of the computer? If yes, then honey is the best thing to relieve the stress of your eyes.

Apply honey to closed eyelids. Take a break and relax with some good music playing in the background. After half an hour, wash off the honey with cold water. Your eyes will feel refreshed.

3. Treats dry eyes

In today’s electronic age, many of us fall prey to dry eyes.

Dry eye is a common condition in which the eye cannot provide the required amount of tears needed to hydrate it. Typically, sufferers have a variety of symptoms, including pain, itching, redness of the eyes, and blurred vision.

  1. 4 Prevents macular degeneration

This condition can be easily treated with the help of honey. All you have to do is wash your eyes with honey and warm water and wash your eyes well with it. Do this before bed every alternate night and see the effects.

As we age, we find that our vision becomes weaker and weaker. This blurred vision is associated with macular degeneration, which can be easily prevented with the help of honey.

This sweet liquid is full of antioxidants that help keep the eye muscles healthy and working in the best way possible. So, if you are 25 or 50 years old, make sure you have good eyesight with regular use of honey.


5. Protects your eyes from glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition in which fluid accumulates in the front part of the eye. This buildup increases intraocular pressure in the eye, and can lead to permanent damage to our optic nerves, resulting in vision loss.

Several studies have reported that regular use of honey as eye drops reduces the likelihood of this disease by 50%.


6. Keeps your vision intact

It goes without saying that honey is highly effective in protecting our vision. This is because apart from being rich in antioxidants, it also contains many essential vitamins and minerals such as zinc.

We need an adequate amount of zinc in our bodies for the proper functioning of our visual nerves. Use honey drops regularly to protect your eyesight.

7. Treats conjunctivitis

We all, at one time or another, fall victim to pink eye and have to wear sunglasses to keep it from spreading. This condition is more prevalent in young children, making them all irritated and irritated with itchy, watery eyes.

Well, many studies have indicated that honey eye drops work effectively in treating conjunctivitis


8. Reduces eye wrinkles

We all fear the signs of aging that make us off the hook even before we start to feel old. Fortunately, apart from treating eye disorders, honey is also amazing at reducing wrinkles and fine lines around our eyes

Simply put a little honey on your closed eyes and let it rest for 15 minutes. Then wash it with warm water.


9. Treats inflammation of the eyes

From staying up all night to experiencing an eye infection, there are many causes that lead to an eye infection. However, you can get rid of this puffiness by using honey. Consume honey regularly, and you will be fine in no time.


10. Treats eye infections

Have you ever used honey to treat an eye infection? Honey is made to be the best remedy for treating all types of eye infections, whether they are caused by bacteria, viruses or any other microorganisms. As we already know, honey has antibacterial properties, which makes it essential in treating eye infections.

All you have to do is mix equal amounts of honey and boiled water and apply this solution on your eye with the help of a cotton ball. Do this daily for best results.


11. It works as a tonic for the optic nerve

Honey can also act as an optic nerve stimulant. It helps increase the production of nitric oxide required for efficient blood flow to the optic nerves. So, start using honey now to ensure better vision in the future.


12. Improves lens protein oxidation

Whether you add it to food or use it as an eyewash, using honey on a regular basis can improve the oxidation of the eye’s lens, providing you with good, long-lasting vision.

13. It can help lighten eye color

It may come as a surprise, but it has been proven time and time again that you can use honey to lighten the color of your eyes, very naturally.

To lighten the eyes with honey, you will need some patience and the right ingredients in the right proportions. Use pure honey and water for the eyes for best results.

what do you need
  • 1 drop bee honey
  • 5 drops of warm bottled water
what do you want to do
  1. Add a drop of honey in five drops of water and mix well. You can also take a larger amount of both ingredients in a 1:5 ratio for storage purposes.
  2. Store the solution in a clean bottle. Put three drops of this solution every morning and evening in your eyes to brighten them.

Be sure to store the solution in a cool, dark place.

Warning:  Putting anything in your eyes without proper advice may cause vision loss. So, check with your doctor before taking that big step.


How to use honey for the eyes

The uses of honey are diverse. It is popular as an external application as well as being used for internal consumption. We are familiar with many foods in which honey is an essential ingredient. However, it is important to know how to apply this liquid gold externally as well.

1. Eye wash

You need 1 teaspoon each of honey and warm, bottled water. Dissolve honey in warm water and let it cool for some time. You can also cool it down for faster cooling. Use the solution as an eyewash when it is cold.

2. Eye drops

To make honey drops, you should always choose fresh comb honey. Dissolve this honey well in a proportional amount of distilled boiled water. Use the solution two or three times daily, depending on its intensity.

advice:  While making honey eye drops at home, you should always remember not to store the solution for more than a week. You can make the solution on a regular basis. Don’t worry if you feel itchy right after applying the drops. This burning sensation is normal, and it will gradually cool down.

3. Topical application

To make a soothing and relaxing eye mask, you can use egg whites and vitamin E with honey.

For the first mask, mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 2-3 drops of lemon juice and egg whites and apply it under your eyes. Wash it off after 10-15 minutes.

Put 1 tablespoon of vitamin E gel and 1 teaspoon of honey in a small bowl and mix well. Use this as an eye mask three times a week for best results.

word of warning

Our eyes are really expensive. Thus, we need to research all the potential risks associated with any product we put our eyes on, and the same is true of honey. Let’s take a look at what to consider before using honey for the eyes:

  1. If you have any previous pollen allergies and other bee-related allergies, avoid using honey in your eyes. It can worsen the infection and cause temporary loss of vision.
  2. Many types of honey can be somewhat acidic (pH 3.4-6.1), so they can cause serious irritation to your eyes. So make sure the honey you use is not acidic.

We hope you like our post about the various benefits of honey for eye health. Honey can work amazingly well for your eyes, provided you take the necessary precautions and follow the instructions above. So, have you ever used honey for the eyes before? How was your experience? Share with us by commenting below.

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