Can honey help your eyes?

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Can honey help your eyes?

Honey is a delicious natural sweetener and sugar substitute. It is also used around the world for its antibacterial, wound healing and soothing properties. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of honey, combined with its soothing properties, make it a surprisingly effective treatment for several eye diseases.

  1. Keratoconjunctivitis

With the onset of seasonal allergies, this chronic disease can occur. In a study involving 60 participants, artificial tears containing honey were found to be an effective treatment for keratoconjunctivitis (corneal inflammation due to dryness).

  1. Corneal ulcer

Corneal ulcers are ulcers on the outer surface of the eye. Honey can resist the pain caused by ulcers and accelerate the healing of ulcers. The wound healing properties of honey and its antibacterial properties make it particularly suitable for the treatment of these types of ulcers.

  1. Reduce wrinkles

Honey contains ingredients that are right for your skin. Honey seals moisture and increases the softness of the top layer of the skin, helping to reduce signs of aging.

Most chemicals and even some natural anti-aging ingredients cannot be safely used around and around the eyes. On the other hand, honey can be mixed with salt water, water, coconut oil or jojoba oil and applied around the eyes to tighten the skin.

  1. Bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye disease)

Honey‘s antibacterial properties resist bacterial eye infections, prevent it from spreading, reduce redness and accelerate healing. An early study conducted in 2004 analyzed the antibacterial effects of honey on different types of bacteria and demonstrated its therapeutic effect on conjunctivitis.

Raw honey should not be placed directly in your eyes. You can mix dissolved honey with artificial tears, saline solution or sterile water to make your own mixture.

Be careful when using honey, If you are considering using honey to treat any eye disease, tell your doctor.

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