Pink Eye Wash Recipe

Pink Eye Wash Recipe
Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is a common eye infection that causes redness, swelling, itching, tearing and a slightly thick, whitish drainage.
  • Redness in the white of the eyes
  • Tearing
  • A burning sensation in the eyes
  • Mild pain and soreness in the conjunctiva
  • Yellow-green discharge or drainage from the eye that may cause the eyelashes to stick together and form a crust during the night
  • Swelling of the upper eyelid, making the lid appear droopy


Bacterial pink eye may develop when bacteria enters the eye or the area around the eye. The infection typically lasts two to four days with antibiotic treatment or seven to 10 days without antibiotics.

Viral conjunctivitis usually resolves itself within two to four weeks, and it cannot be cured by antibiotics. It also remains contagious as long as the eyes are red, usually between 10–12 days.


To make a neem eye wash to use for itchy, red eyes, conjunctivitis etc. boil 1/4 cup Pure Neem Organic Leaves in a 32 oz. of water for ten minutes. Let cool for 60 minutes or more. Wash eye carefully at least 2 times daily. 

The same mix can be used as a gargle to treat a sore throat, or as a mouthwash to treat gum disease and prevent tooth decay.

Neem Leaves

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. MEDICAL EMERGENCY If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Neem is a very powerful substance. It has been widely used in India for several thousand years, without any side effects. Also, in traditional Ayurvedic medicine neem is often prescribed together with other herbs that neutralize neem's toxicity such as turmeric. Neem is as a powerful contraceptive. Pregnant women or women who wish to conceive should be very careful and seek medical advice before using neem in great quantities. Neem has achieved high status in the US. It is often associated with claims that may prove to be false. Seek medical advice if you have a medical condition. Children and Neem While neem supplements have very little evidence of extreme side effects documented, the University of Michigan Health System does suggest that neem oils should be kept away from children. According to the website, there is a documented report that suggests a few infants developed Reyes-Syndrome symptoms shortly after consuming neem oil in supplement form. These infants ingested more than 5ml of the oil, which eventually lead to the death of the patients. As of 2010, however, no deaths in the adult population have been reported. Furthermore, the University website states that until more information is gathered on neem as a supplement, pregnant women should also stay away from the herb due to health risks to the fetus. Stomach Effects Ironically, while most supplement users take neem supplements for the treatment of stomach disorders, the University of Michigan Health System also states that some stomach symptoms may worsen in some users. In a few reported cases, patients who consumed neem oils were found to have an increased risk of diarrhea and stomach discomfort. As a result of these risks, the University recommends that patients stay within a dosage range of 10 to 20ml in order to limit the onset of adverse effects. Other Risks While more research needs to be conducted in order to determine the consistency in onset of documented side effects to neem, does offer helpful suggestions in monitoring your intake of neem. According to the website, persons suffering from medical conditions that result in fatigue or physical "wasting" should not consume neem due to the risk of stomach complications. In addition, the website also recommends that patients with liver or kidney disease also steer clear of the supplement. As of 2010, no documented cases of drug interaction exist regarding neem and other medications.

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