Working from home on a laptop and noticing your eyes feel a bit dry, tired, or sore? There’s herbs for that. Specifically Chinese herbs.
The American Optometric Association notes that screen time over 2 hours a day can lead to computer vision syndrome or also known as digital eye strain.
These days it’s uncommon to have screen time less than 2 hours.
A common Chinese herbal drink for eye strain is a tea made of goji berries and chrysanthemum flowers in warm water.
Goji berries are a Chinese herb which helps to nourish the eyes and ensure moisture and Yin of the eyes. In fact, these berries contain the antioxidant zeaxanthin which helps protect eyes from age related disease.
Chrysanthemum flowers are another Chinese herb. In traditional Chinese herbal medicine this herb helps to reduce heat, wind, and nourish yin of the eyes which is perfect for dry itchy eyes.
Goji and chrysanthemum tea is great for eye strain after working long hours staring at screens. This tea is very enjoyable as it is sweet, aromatic, and as a bonus contains many antioxidants. When adding the flower into the hot water, they will open up and look like they are blooming.
Tip: nibble on the goji berries as you’re sipping!