Only those who one day woke up with that discomfort in the eyelid and saw that they had a sty , knows how uncomfortable this small infection can be . With the medical term hordeolum, which can be internal or external, a sty is nothing more than a small abscess that occurs at the edges of the eyelids and is caused by an infection in the sebaceous glands or hair follicles.

While the inmates last seven to ten days , the inmates can last several weeks . Despite being extremely uncomfortable and painful, styes are fortunately not harmful and do not pose any danger to human health.

Contrary to what many people think, this disease is not contagious and some of the tips given so that its duration does not last, are: do not keep touching , scratching or trying to pierce the sty; in addition to keeping the place sanitized and avoiding the use of makeup .

Although the sty is a disease that does not need to be treated, there are ways to accelerate the end of this great nuisance , being one of the easiest, practical and very effective, the use of teas as natural medicines . Check out which ones can be used:

treat sty with tea

Green tea

The darling of those who are always looking for a fit body or those who simply want to keep it, green tea goes far beyond being a drink that only speeds up the metabolism and has diuretic properties.

Because it has anti-inflammatory properties , it can be used with small compresses on the affected eye , a method that is usually done with a commercial teabag, but which can also be done at home.


  • 1 teaspoon of ground green tea leaves;
  • 250 ml (1 cup of tea) of water.

I prepare and use

Put the water on the fire and as soon as it starts to boil, turn it off and add the leaves to the container and cover for about five minutes. After that, strain with a sieve and use the solid residues of the leaves to make a kind of compression , which should be applied to the eye with the sty for about five minutes. After that, why not drink the tea and add even more nutrients to the body?

turmeric tea

Also called turmeric, turmeric is a relative of ginger and goes far beyond a simple condiment or coloring. It has been studied for having some properties that are supposed to be current in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The saffron can be a great ally to make this less unpleasant illness to possess anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties , and this last very important to prevent there is a worsening abscess state.


  • 2 tablespoons of turmeric;
  • 500 ml (2 cups of tea) of water.

I prepare and use

Put the water and saffron together in a container and bring the fire. The fire should only be turned off when the amount of water placed has been halved. Strain using a cloth and use the tea to wash your eyes two to three times a day. This can be done until the symptoms disappear.