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Blepharitis Herb Therapy 眼瞼炎

Translated and annotated by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu  

朱 興 國 編 譯   按 此 看 中 文

 Blepharitis is chronic inflammation of the eyelids

Symptoms: discomfort of the eyes, redness and tearing, burning, itching, light sensitivity, and gritty sensation that is worse upon awakening from sleep.

Blepharitis is a stubborn disease that is difficult to heal.
The following therapy methods can help relieve the discomfort.

External washing and steaming method:

da huang 30 g, jin yin hua 30 g, gan cao  15 g,  ju hua 15 g, bo he 30 g (packed separately, and put in after water is boiling)

Wash all herbs. Boil with water except bo he. After water is boiling drop in bo he. Turn off stove. Put the pot on the table and use a towel to form a tent to cover the head and the pot.  Steam the affected eye(s) with the steam from the herbs, two or 3 times a day, for about 10 minutes each time.

The herb can be used a few time. Add new bo he each time.


If the above method does not not solve the problem, use the following method:

huang lian 30 g. Soak in water for one hour. Heat high heat until boiling; then simmer till small amount. Use a clean brush to apply to the affected eye(s) lid. Do not let the solution contact the eyes if the equipments are not sterilized.


Edema in the Eyelids

Composition of Herbs:

che qian zi  10 g﹐fu ling 12 g﹐ ze xie 12 g ﹐bai zhu 15 g﹐

zi hua di ding 10 g,  chai hu 12 g﹐bai shao 12 g ﹐

jin yin hua 15 g﹐dan zhu ye 10 g﹐sheng di huang 15 g ﹐

dan shen 10 g ﹐huang qin 10 g,  long dan cao 12 g ﹐

mai dong 12 g 。
Rinse herb with water using a fine strainer. Add 1,200 cc of water. Simmer for about 40 minutes and drink as tea.


Editor note: Wash the face and eyelids with baby shampoo in the morning and before bed time to lessen the chance of infection.


 大 黃 30 克 ,   金銀花30 克 ,    甘 草15 克 ,  菊 花 15 克,

 薄 荷 30 克  (另包後下)


煮開之後以蒸汽薰眼睛,一日兩 三 次,每次 五分鐘以上。

藥 渣 可 以 煎 多 幾 次 。 每 次 加 新 荷。 ( 因 為 容 易 揮 發 掉 )。

如果還是不行,用一兩的 黃 蓮 ,泡水一小時,大火滾後小火慢慢熬,熬到極少的 量,去渣取汁,以乾淨的毛筆沾取藥汁 ,塗在眼皮外面,不是裡面的麥粒腫上, 沒事多塗幾次,不要太多汁流到眼睛,因為不是無菌處理, 要小心。

治療方法來源﹕ 藥師.中醫師   陳俊哲。 原 方 是 用 來 治 療   麥 粒腫。 编者用 來 治 療 眼 瞼 炎 也 有 效 。 眼 瞼 炎 是 頑 固 性 的 疾 病 。 不 容 易 斷 根 。

眼 瞼 水 腫

處 方 ﹕
車 前子  10 克 ﹐茯 苓 12克 ﹐ 澤 瀉 12 克 ﹐白 朮15 克 ﹐

紫花地丁10  克 ﹐柴 胡12 克 ﹐白 芍 12 克 ﹐金 銀花15 克 ﹐

淡 竹 葉  10 克 ﹐生 地黃15 克 ﹐丹 參 10 克 ﹐黃 芩10 克 ﹐

龍 膽草12 克 ﹐麥 冬 12 克 。

水 煎 服 。


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