7 – Coconut oil for dry eyes
Dry eyes are often a result of bacteria or inflammation and since coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it could be theoretically used as an alternative to an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eye drop.
A study has indicated that the anti-inflammatory properties of virgin coconut oil could be useful for treating dry eyes. Although the study was carried out on rabbits’ eyes, the results indicate that virgin coconut oil is safe to be used on human’s eyes.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
How to use coconut oil for dry eyes?
Place some coconut oil in a glass dropper bottle and stand the bottle in a bowl of hot water to liquefy the oil whenever you need to. Use a drop in each eye once or twice a day.