Originally Posted by Mad Cook
Cold tea is a very old treatment for burns but I doubt many people know that these days. Cold (wet) tea bags make soothing eye compresses too. if you are feeling really frazzled and the bags under your eyes could hold a week's shopping, put the tea bags in the 'fridge for a few minutes first then lie down with your tea compresses on your closed eyes and some soothing music playing for half an hour.
Salt water is even better for burns. Until WWII, tea was what they used. But, tea can cause scarring. They noticed that service men who went down in the ocean with bad burns healed faster and with less scarring, so they started using salt water immersion.
Camomile tea is even better for sore eyes. They use (or at least did in the '70s) it in Danish hospitals along with antibiotics, if there is infection.