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Ayurvedic Treatment of Stye (Hordeolum)


Eyes enable you to see each and every creation of the God. These beautiful eyes express your inner world.

An eye has eyeball and two eyelids. Three types of glands are present in eyelids.

  1. Sweat glands at the margin of eyelids called Glands of Moll
  2. Sebaceous glands called as glands of Zei's
  3. Sebaceous glands in deeper layer are called as Meibomian glands

Sweat glands and sebaceous glands are superficial and prone to infection. The blockage of duct due to staphylococcus infection results in swelling of the glands in eye lids called stye (hordeolum). A person with low immunity and poor hygiene gets the attacks of bacteria frequently and the stye (Hordeolum) often repeats and develops tendencies.

Symptoms of Stye

A red painful edematous swelling on the edge of eyelid is seen, which lasts for a week or two. Usually a small one grows slowly and becomes hard and ends as an eruption. White or yellow tip at the top of it becomes visible and evacuates the pus, results in healing. The pus point appears mostly along the edge of the eyelid. Watery secretions come out of the eyes due to irritation. Blurred vision is there for a short duration. Stye never damages the eye.

Herbal Remedies for Stye by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies like Gandhak Rasayan, Kaishore Guggul & Immune Booster for ayurvedic treatment of stye. These herbal remedies increases the immunity of the person, removes toxins and enhances microcirculation, which helps in proper cleaning of the eyes.

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is a formulation mentioned in Ayurvedic classical texts. It is an ideal alternate for treating a variety of infectious diseases. Gandhak Rasayan is extensively used in the management of different skin disorders, allergies, bacterial and fungal infections by Ayurvedic physicians. It is complete skin care herbo-mineral compound, prepared by purified gandhak , which is processed eight times in each herb like Guduchi, Haritaki, Amalaki, Bibhitaki, Bhringraja, Sunthi, Dalchini, Ela, Tejpatra and Nagkeshar to enrich its capability for treating infections. This herbo-mineral formulation has a wide range of therapeutic properties as well as prophylactic activity. It is considered as a rejuvenator (Rasayan), which promotes health, and vigor, delays aging process and increases longevity by boosting the immunity. Gandhak Rasayan makes the body capable to resist ailment causing factors. It purifies blood and makes your skin shine and free from infections.

2. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore Guggul is traditionally used formulation since thousands of years in ayurvedic system of medicine in various skin ailments. It acts as a blood purifier as it contains herbs such as Piper nigrum, Commiphora mukul, Tinospora cordifolia, Operculina turpethum, Zingiber officinalis, Embelia ribes, Piper longum, Baliospermum montanum, Emblica officinalis, Terminallia bellerica and Terminallia chebula. Kaishore Guggul is also effective in various conditions like gout, leprosy, abdominal disorders, constipation, diabetic abscess, eczema, scabies etc. It pacifies vata and Pitta related to any pain and inflammation. Kaishore guggul maintains proper metabolism and helps in removing toxins from the body. It relieves symptoms such as redness, pain and heating sensation due to inflammation. It also acts as an anti-aging agent, wound healer and natural blood cleanser.

3. Immune Booster

Immune Booster is a pure herbal supplement, which contains herbs known for enhancing immune system. Immune Booster is prepared from standardized Grape seed extract, bovine colostrums, Phyllanthus niruri and green tea (Camellia sinensis). Grape seed extract is well known for its immune enhancing ability and antioxidant properties. Bovine colostrums is rich in immunoglobins , vitamins, minerals and proteins, which helps in strengthening the immune system. The herb phyllanthus niruri is used in ayurvedic formulations as it combats infections, which causes skin ailments, liver disorders, cold, asthma etc. This herb is also rich in antioxidants and enhances immunity. Its diuretic property helps in flushing out the toxins from the body. The phenols in green tea make it a potent antioxidant herb. We can say that Immune Booster capsule is a wonderful herbal supplement, which boosts immunity and helps in flushing out free radicals from the body. These capsules protect the body against any infections as the herbal ingredients in it are natural and organically grown.

General Guidelines

  • Have good hygienic habits
  • Keep your eyes clean by splashing with water
  • Don't share your eye make-up kit
  • Wipe off the eye make-up before going to bed
  • Avoid Stress or strain to eyes
  • Don't rub or squeeze your eyes when stye is erupted
  • Take nutritious healthy diet
  • Food rich in vitamins A, B, C and E will help a lot
  • Take plenty of water
  • Use of lukewarm local application relieves the pain and encourages drainage and healing process.


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