Herbal Remedies for Stye, Ayurvedic Treatment – Causes & Symptoms


A Stye is a small, inflamed boil on the eyelid. It may affect the skin of the eyebrows or the eyelids, more commonly seen on the lower eyelid. Usually stye is an inflamed hair follicle or an infection of a sebaceous gland in the edge of the eyelid.

Stye, also known as hordeolum, is of two types:-

  1. External hordeolum
  2. Internal hordeolum


  • Application of the cosmetics
  • Incomplete removal of makeup
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Due to ill health
  • Infection of the eyelid caused due to staphylococcus bacteria
  • Infection of the hair follicle of the eyelid leads to the blockage of the hair follicles
  • Uncleanliness
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Dirt
  • Blockage of sebaceous glands near the eyelids
  • Constant rubbing of the eyes
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Poor nutrition and poor health
  • People suffering from blepharitis are at higher risk of developing stye
  • Obese people are more prone to develop stye due to high levels of blood lipids or fats that blocks the oil glands.
  • Toxic condition of the system caused due to wrong feeding habits, especially consumption of foods like white bread, refined cereals, boiled potatoes, etc.


  • Pimple near the eye lid
  • Pain and swelling in the eyelid
  • Watering from the eyes
  • Loss of vision or blurred vision
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Itching in the eyelids
  • Crusting of the eyelid margins
  • Tenderness
  • Mucus discharge from the eyes
  • Pus formation in the areas


According to Ayurveda, external stye is compared with Anjananamika, whereas internal stye is compared with Utsangini and Kumbhika. It is caused due to vitiation of the rakta dhatu and pitta dosha. However other doshas are also involved in causing anjananamika.

Panchakarma therapies that can be done in this condition are:-

  1. Nasya
  2. Netra vasti
  3. Shirodhara and shiro Abhyanga to relieve excessive stress.

Single ayurvedic herbs that help in eliminating the infection from the eyes and help heal the abscess are:-

  • Giloy
  • Shunthi
  • Manjishtha
  • Pippali
  • Haridra
  • Marich
  • Amalaki
  • Haritaki
  • Vibhitaki
  • Pudina
  • Dhaniya
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon

Ayurvedic formulations useful in this case are:-

  • Kaishore Guggulu
  • Gandhak rasayan
  • Saptamrita loha
  • Amalaki Rasayan
  • Triphala churna
  • Manjishthadi churna
  • Ashwagandha Avaleha
  • Triphala Guggulu
  • Aarogya vardhini vati
  • Sunetra eye drops
  • Jeevantyadi ghrit
  • Maha triphaladya ghrit


  • Use separate towels and other common objects. Handkerchief or towel used to clean the eyes should be clean and free from infections.
  • One should stay with proper hygiene especially during winter and monsoon times.
  • Avoid touching the stye, the germs present in the hand might make matters worse.
  • Never burst the stye as it can spread the infection in the eye.
  • Wash your hands properly before handling eyes to keep away all kinds of ophthalmic diseases.
  • Warm up your palms and put them over the eyes. This relaxes the eyes.
  • Protect your eyes from dust and smoke
  • Wash your eyes properly with water
  • Cosmetics used for eyes should be carefully chosen to make sure that they do not cause infections or blockages of sebaceous glands.


  • Take 300 ml of water. Add two tablespoons of coriander seeds and boil for 15-20 minutes. Strain the mixture and allow it to cool. Use this as an eyewash twice a day.
  • Take a tea bag and dip it in water. Remove and press it on the stye for 5-6 minutes. Repeat this five times a day. Tannin helps in relieving pain from the painful bump near the eye.
  • Take 5-8 cloves and a black stone. Rub it with water to make a liquid paste. Apply this paste on the affected area twice or thrice a day.
  • Take a piece of cotton cloth and dip it in warm water. Apply this and rub gently over the affected area. It helps in relieving the inflammation from the eyes.
  • Add turmeric powder to water and use this water as eye drops three times a day.


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Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage and Properties

Tamarind, Tamarindus indica


Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) trees are quite tall and are quite popular. These are dense and proving shade, that’s why these are grown along the roadsides. Tamarind is quite a common tree.


Unripe tamarind it is bitter and heavy and cures gas formation it cures pitta cough and blood disorders.


Promotes digestive functions it is dry and purgative it is hot and cures kapha and vata.


Cure urinary disorders have binding properties enhance and maintain potency.



Gargle with tamarind water, cures mouth problems due to pita.


Soak 5gm tamarind in a glass of water. Crush it and stain the solution. Mix sugar in it and give this to the patient. It cures headache due to pitta.


In case of boil or acne on eye lips, rub the tamarind seed with water and apply the paste on the boil.


Tie the poultice of tamarind flowers on eye. It cures the swelling.


Boil 8 gm. tamarind in 4 liter water till water is reduced to half. Mix 13 ml rose water in the remaining solution. Strain the solution and use this to gargle. It cures swelling in the throat.


  1. Boil 12-15 gm. tamarind leaves in 500 ml water till water is reduced to ¼. Give this decoction to the patient. It cures diarrhea.
  2. Give 5-8 ml slightly warm juice of tamarind leaves to the patient.
  3. Grind 17 gm. peel of tamarind seeds, 7 gm. cumin seeds and palm jiggery. Give small amount of this powder to the patient to de taken orally. Give it 4- 6 times at an interval of 4-6 hours. It cures old diarrhea due to indigestion also.
  4. Give 4-6 gm. powder of tamarind seeds kernel, with water every morning and evening. It cures diarrhea and also diarrhea caused by indigestion.
  5. Take the bark of root of old tamarind tree and half the amount of black pepper. Mix the two in butter milk and prepare small tablets like the size of pea. Give 3-5 tablets thrice a day. It also cures diarrhea due to indigestion.


Give 11-20 gm. juice of its flowers thrice a day.


Give 10-20 gm. of its leaf juice after dipping a red hot iron rod 4-6 times a day. Continue this treatment for a few days.


Take its bark and rock salt in an earthen pot and burn them. Give 120mg of the white ash to the patient. It is very beneficial in curing stomach pain and indigestion.


Give water of ripe tamarind. It strengthens stomach, enhances appetite and cures all the wounds in intestines.


Crush 20gm tamarind in 400ml water and then strain the solution. Add 40gm sugar candy, 30gm cinnamon, 3gm cloves, 3gm cardamom in the solution. Give less than 3ml of this solution to the patient. This is beneficial in curing weakness.


Soak 120gm tamarind seeds in 200ml milk. After 2days, remove the peel and grind the solution. Give 5gm of this mixture every morning and evening with water or cow’s milk. It cures urinary disorders.


Mix tamarind seeds in lemon juice and apply on the affected area.


Mix 1-2gm powder of its bark with sweet oil and apply it on burnt area.


Soak 20gm tamarind in glass of water overnight. Next day, strain the solution and mix Isabgol powder in it. Give this to the patient. It controls pitta fever.


Grind the pulp of fruit in cold water and apply on the bald head. It cures the impact of heat stroke and faintness.


Rinse the boils and wounds with decoction of its leaves.


Prepare cold infusion with tamarind leaves and turmeric. It cures small pox.