Instead of antibiotics, for the little monkey's eye, I tried the old school cure of chamomile tea.
I was talking to a girl friend this morning, and she was telling me that her husband offered her some Chamomile Tea to drink. Her response - "But I'm not sick". Russians (and many others) use Chamomile as a medicinal herb, not really for drinking tea.
According to gardenguides.com:
What Chamomile Can Do For You
by Diane Kennedy Snyder
Chamomile with its rich apple scent is one of the most popular herbal teas in the world. Most people think of chamomile as tea. Chamomile is much more.
There are several types of chamomile. German Chamomile/ Matricaria recutita is a tall annual, which grows wild. Roman Chamomile/ Chamaemelum nobile is a low-growing perennial. Another type of chamomile is Moroccan Chamomile, often called the poor cousin.
Chamomile was worshiped by ancient Egyptians, prescribed by many a Greek doctor and is well known as one of the sacred herbs of the ancient manuscript, Lacnunga. Chamomile comes from the Greek word meaning ground apple.
Chamomile has many different applications: sedative, relaxant, depression aid, stress reliever, soothes teething and colic, calms the digestive system, settles nervous indigestion, gastritis, relieves headaches, menstruation, disorders of the kidney, liver and the bladder, hay fever, insomnia, hiccups, stomach cramps, vomiting, appetite loss, spastic pain, arthritis, is an anti-inflammatory agent, inhalant for asthma treatment; lightens, cleans, and conditions hair, used as a rinse for dandruff; skin cleanser; relieves eczema, helps ease itching, acne, burns, infected wounds, ulcers, and facial neuralgia, diarrhea aid, and is an insect repellent.
The swelling in the eye has gone SIGNIFICANTLY down. Hopefully it will go away tomorrow.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
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