How to Treat a Chalazion with Herbal Remedies – Key Information You Ought to be Aware of

Nov 15th, 2011

This nodule on the eyelid is called by many names. In medical circles, they are known as meibomian gland lipogranuloma or conjunctival granuloma. Among the rest of us, they are simply known as chalazion (singular) or chalazia (plural).

A chalazion occurs when the oils that are supposed to be secreted by the meibomian gland that are supposed to lubricate the tear film get blocked. The blockage can be due to a number of causes. It could be because of make up residue, chronic blepharitis or any other preexisting medical condition like rosacea that naturally thickens the oils and makes them difficult to secrete from the tiny ducts of the meibomian glands.

The oils then build up inside the gland, causing it to be inflamed. The swelling is not painful and takes a few weeks to get formed. However, when the pain has grown large enough to hit the sensory nerves, pain is to be expected.

Injection of corticosteroids on the chalazion itself and surgical removal are two of the conventional methods used to treat this cyst. These do not completely remove the chalazia, however. And regrowths can occur anytime. In a lot of cases, the chalazion gets reabsorbed and resolves on its own. Warm compresses and eyelid massage are all it takes to cure the chalazia.

There are also herbal remedies that have been proven to help cure chalazion. While these have not received the approval of some Western doctors, many who have tried these cures swear by them. Alternative medicine practitioners and homeopathic physicians also recommend them because they serve as cures and not merely temporary solutions.

Guava Leaves. Instead of merely using warm compress to help reduce the swelling, guava leaves can help hasten the process and alleviate the pain and redness at the same time. All you need to do is to warm the leaves and put them inside a warm and damp cloth to serve as compress for the eyes. It is applied to the affected eyelid for about 15 minutes 3 to 4 times a day.

Acacia Leaves. This is another herbal remedy that can remove the chalazion effectively. A handful of acacia leaves are boiled in two cups of water. After straining the leaves, a clean cloth is then dipped into the warm water and used as a compress for the eyelid with chalazion growth.

Staphysagria. The seeds of the Stavesacre plant is made into a homeopathic cure called Staphysagria. A homeopathic doctor is the best person to ask regarding the dosage of this remedy inasmuch as treatment depends on the symptoms and overall emotional state of the person. Staphysagria treats skin, genito-urinary and nervous system afflictions.

Guava, acacia and staphysagria are just three of the herbal medications for meibomian cysts. There are around 40 cures for chalazia in homeopathic medicine. Consult a certified homeopath to get the proper treatment for your case.

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