Pinguecula is a growth on the eye. Usually these clear or yellow lumps form near the nasal side of the eye. Herbal treatments can help if you go to the root cause, fat absorption and circulation problems. Treating the whole body is important in order to completely clear up this condition. These benign growths are often the result of chronic malabsorption of dietary fats.
Herbs to Support the Gallbladder
Clear growths indicate a weak gall bladder. Supporting the gall bladder can help stimulate bile-production and improve your overall fat digestion. Bitter herbs such as benitin, dandelion root, Oregon grape root, yellow dock and radish root can help clean the system. One remedy involves boiling 1 tbsp each of dandelion root, marshmallow root and Oregon grape root in a quart of water. Simmer for five minutes, then add 1/2 tsp of chamomile flowers. Let it steep for about 20 minutes, strain and drink.
Herbs to Support the Liver
Yellow growths indicate a problem with the liver. Support the liver function with milk thistle and artichoke. It can help stimulate production of new, healthy liver cells and clean up toxins. The silymarin in milk thistle is 10 times more potent than artichoke. Detoxifying your liver can help clear up pinguecula by reducing the blood levels of triglycerides.
Herbs to Increase Circulation
Herbs such as ginger and cayenne are blood cleansers that can eliminate pinguecula symptoms. Use a tincture of cayenne, ginger and garlic, which is speedily absorbed by the body. Cayenne quickly increases blood circulation which helps all the other herbs work better. Herbal treatments for the liver and gall bladder can be delivered to the organs faster when taken with cayenne. Ginger has important anti-inflammatory properties; garlic is used extensively in herbal treatments for a number of ailments, including reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.