Chamomile is a herbaceous plant from the Chamomilla or Matricaria species. It is widely used in herbal teas and as a hair lightener. Its components provide anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The infusion of this plant has become a popular remedy for the treatment of some eye infections such as conjunctivitis and sties. But be careful. It is not advisable to apply this infusion directly to the eye area, as it is not a sterile solution and some of its components and impurities can irritate the eye, such as the pollen from the flower itself.
To avoid these complications, it is best to use ready-made single-dose solutions or eye drops with chamomile. They integrate the benefits of this plant but are formulated with all the guarantees of sterility and tolerance. They moisturise the eye and help reduce inflammation thanks to components such as chamazulene and alpha-bisabolol with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. For mild eye irritation or dryness, consult a healthcare professional. If you have persistent or severe symptoms that may suggest an eye infection or other serious pathology, always consult an ophthalmologist.