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How to Get Ride of Puffy Eyes-Ayurveda, Home Remedies

Updated on January 27, 2021

Puffy eyes is a condition in which the skin under the eyes becomes puffed or bulged. It could cause itching sensation followed by inflammation in eyes. The bulged area gradually darkens. As the skin around the eyes is very delicate, it is a highly sensitive area.

Swelling of eyes occurs due to various factors like trapping of fluid in eye tissue, accumulation of fat in the skin beneath the eyes, stress, hormonal changes, allergy, high blood pressure, dermatitis or sinus, aging, less consumption of water, long term use of antibiotics or use of excessive salt.

Common symptoms include swollen eyelids, puffing of eyelids, itching in the eyes, redness of eyes and difficulty in opening or closing the eyes. It is difficult to remove the bags under the eyes, but the puffiness can be cured by herbal home remedies.

Home Remedies

Make two thick square pads of cotton wool. Soak in cucumber juice or rose water. Lie down and place the soaked pads over the eyes. Keep them for 15-20 minutes.

You can place two slices of cool cucumber over the eyes for 15 minutes. Cucumber is rich in water and helps reduce the swelling.

Place slices of raw potatoes over the eyes for 15 minutes, then rinse juice off with cool water. Potatoes soothe and shrink puffy eyes.

Press the eyebrow and the eye socket with the middle finger. This is very effective for puffy eyes as it stimulates the lymphatic system and drains the excess fluid.

Ayurveda Medicines

Ayurvedic medicines are very effective in treating puffy eyes

  1. Wash eyes with Triphala decoction.
  2. Apply juice of Aloe Vera or leaf of Moringa oleifera over the eye bags.
  3. Karutha gulika is crushed and made into a paste with buttermilk. Apply it over the eye bags and keep it for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix 5gm of Rasnadi choornam or Kachoradi choornam with buttermilk to make a paste and apply it over the puffy eyes. You have to wet the surface of the paste when it gets dried. Wash with cold water after 30 minutes.

Tips to Prevent Puffy Eyes

  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water.
  • Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day.
  • Rinse the face with chilled water periodically.
  • Increase the intake of essential fatty acids which helps reduce inflammation throughout the body.
  • Wear sunglasses.
  • Don't drink fluids before going to bed.
  • Reduce the intake of sodium contained salt.
  • Avoid applying wrinkle removal cream near the eyes. The cream can close the pores in the skin, leading to hydration in that area and results in puffiness of the eyes.
  • Avoid anything that triggers allergic reaction.
  • Avoid rubbing eyes.
  • Soak tea bags in cold water, and place them on the eyes for several minutes.

Eye Exercises

  • Hold a pencil in front of the face. Look at it. Slowly move the pencil further and further away from the face, while still looking at it. Bring the pencil back slowly and repeat
  • Look out of the window as far as you can see. This is a very good exercise for the eyes.
  • Press the base of your palms gently on the eyes. Release the pressure and repeat. Do this three to four times.

Drinking alcohol or eating salty foods before going to sleep can lower the anti diuretic hormones in the body, causing temporary puffiness of the eyes. Don't forget that If the problems persists, please consult a doctor at the earliest.


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    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from India

      @MargaritaEden Yes exercise can do wonders in our life and it can avoid various types of health hindering barriers in our life. Thanks for your visit and comment.

    • MargaritaEden profile image


      8 years ago from Oregon

      Very useful ideas, exercises always do a wonderful trick, thank you for sharing it with us!

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from India

      @cabmgmnt You said it! Remember a quote about natural remedies- "Nature needs no remedy - she needs only an opportunity to exercise her own self-healing" powers. Thanks for your visit and feedback.

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      8 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Very helpful remedies, anything used to treat a symptom naturally is good in my book. Thanks!

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from India

      @dwachira Glad to hear that this hub has given you some additional information. In general to remain healthy we have to take enough water to replace the amount we lose and this varies from person to person. Even mild dehydration can slow down one's metabolism. 8-10 glasses of water is just a standard amount spoken and the water can come in any form of drinking water. Thanks for your visit, votes and feedback.

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      Danson Wachira 

      8 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Very useful tips, i didn't know Puffy eyes can be caused by stress, i have learnt that here. Also the tip about taking 8-10 glasses of water is very useful, i just think i don't take as much as 8-10 glasses of water daily. Voted up, useful and more.

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      Redberry Sky 

      9 years ago

      These sound great! I've tried some of them, but the eye exercises are an ... er ... eye-opener:). Voted up as useful and shared.

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      @kerlynb Eye exercising will keep your eyes healthy and helps reduce eyestrain. This pencil therapy can be effective to correct binocular visual disorders in convergence disorder. Thanks for participating in comment session.

    • kerlynb profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      I'll be doing the exercise using the pencil. Too much work in front of my computer is really making my eyes feel exhausted.

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      @carriethomson Remember one of the saying about eyes that, "The eye is the jewel of the body." by Henry David Thoreau. So keep your eyes healthy and beautiful by taking care of it. Thanks for your comment

    • carriethomson profile image


      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      thanks for giving so useful tips of home remedies.....i will take into noticed and implement it......

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      @Brett.Tesol Quite interesting about the piles cream. I will surely have a chat with my colleagues and senior consultants about that. Thanks for share, vote and your valuable comment.

      @rajan jolly Glad you find this hub as useful. Thanks for vote and share.

      @Thelma Alberts Thanks for share and vote, good luck.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      9 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for these tips. Voted useful and SHARED.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      9 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      These are very useful natural remedies that work. Thanks for sharing some ayurvedic remedies too.

      Voted up as useful and shared too.

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett C 

      9 years ago from Asia

      Useful tips. I have also been told that the cream used for piles (yes, you are reading that correctly, but please research/talk to a doctor before deciding to try it) works really well for black rings and puffy eyes ... however, I have not tried it lol.

      Shared, up and useful.

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      @thumbi7 Glad to know that you found it as useful. Thanks for adding your comments.

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      JR Krishna 

      9 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing these simple yet useful home remedies:)

    • livingpah2004 profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      Tips and eye exercises are great! Thanks for sharing it. Voted up!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      9 years ago from Nepal

      I knew about raw potatoes but not others. Thanks for sharing the home remedies.

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      @Lady_E Glad that you find this hub as useful. Most of us use a good time before the computer daily. So some of the exercises are good for eye health. thanks for your valuable comment.

    • Lady_E profile image


      9 years ago from London, UK

      This is very useful and I like the eye exercises.

      That's new to me. Thanks.

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      happy to hear that this hub find useful to you natures47friend and thanks for your comment.

    • natures47friend profile image


      9 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

      Very handy....up and useful...bookmarked this hub...I have rubbed my itchy hayfevery eyes too much and now i am paying for.....if I get upset they puff up...wonderful...just what I


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