Ayurvedic Remedies To Improve Eyesight

With the change in lifestyle, weak eyesight is becoming a common phenomenon. It is no surprise considering the amount of time we spend on our television and computer screens.

A person suffering from weak eyesight is either suffering from short-sightedness or far-sightedness. There can be many causes of weak eyesight such as genetical reasons, ageing, and strain on eyes or not taking enough nutrition.

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If you are suffering from a blurry vision, watery eye or chronic headache, then you could be suffering from weak eyesight.

If not taken seriously, it can eventually lead to other major conditions like cataract or even deterioration of the eyes.

In Ayurveda, weak eyesight is termed as Drishti Dosha. According to Ayurveda, imbalanced Pitta is responsible for the weak eyesight.

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Eyesight-related issues can be treated by laser surgery, lenses or even glasses. But, if you rather want to opt for the natural remedies, then we'd suggest you opt for Ayurvedic herbs to cure your eyesight.

Yes, it is the best answer for your eyesight-related ailments. Here are some of the herbs and remedies that even Ayurvedic experts would prescribe to cure weak eyesight problem.

Triphala

Triphala is a magic herb that is prescribed by many Ayurvedic experts to cure various ailments. This combination of three fruits can be very effective in curing Tridosha. It is a very effective remedy to treat eye-related disorders.

Usage

Soak a tablespoon of Triphala in water overnight. Filter this water and wash your eyes in the morning using this water. Washing your eyes daily with this will help in improving your eyesight tremendously.

 

Amla

Amla is a great source of vitamin C and is recommended by Ayurveda to treat problems related to eyesight. If you are suffering from a weak eyesight, we would recommend you to include Amla in your diet. You can eat it in the form of dried amla powder, or consume it in the form of capsules or fresh juice.

Usage

Drink fresh amla juice every day or take 1 tbsp of dried amla powder to improve your eyesight.

Carrot

Carrot is a rich source of vitamin A and is packed with essential nutrients, calcium, phosphorus and iron too. Being a source of so many essential vitamins, carrot is recommended by Ayurvedic experts to provide relief from weak eyesight.

Usage

If you are suffering from metropia or hyperopia, drink a glass of fresh carrot juice every day. You could also take it in the form of salads with your meals for desired results.

 

Almonds

Not only are they tasty as a snacking option, but they are also packed with vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that help in improving eyesight and strengthening memory. Regular consumption of almonds can be useful for improving weak eyesight.

Usage

Soak a handful of almonds in water overnight. Next morning, blanch the skin and grind it to form a paste. Consume this paste every morning with a glass of milk to improve eye vision.

 

Bhirngraj

Eclipta alba, aka Bhringraj, is an Ayurvedic herb used for treating various eye-related issues. It is useful in curing eye-related ailments effectively.

Usage

To improve eyesight, make a paste of the Bhirngraj herb and apply it on your eyes. Regular application can help improve eyesight.

 

Liquorice

Liquorice, also known as mulethi, is used to treat a variety of ailments. Ayurveda recommends mulethi if a person is suffering from problems such as inflammation and pain in the eyes. Regular consumption of mulethi can help you in improving your eyesight.

Usage

Consume 1 tsp of mulethi powder with cow's milk to improve your vision. You can also consume it with ghee or honey.

 

Garlic

Garlic is not only used to spice up your food but it can also be used to improve your vision. It is an excellent remedy for those suffering from the problem of weak eyesight.

Usage

Consume garlic juice every day for better vision.

 

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Story first published: Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:55 [IST]
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