In today’s day and age with the increasing demand of having to work on a computer through the day, your eyes can get pretty strained. Apart from this, constant exposure to TV, mobile phones and pollution can really take a toll on your eyes.
Herbs to Improve Vision
There are many herbal remedies to improve eyesight which you can start using to care for your eyes and improve your vision.
Triphala contains three ingredients – Amla, Haritaki and Vibhitaki. Triphala churna is known to be a super formula because it has multiple health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants and has been used as an eye tonic in Ayurveda for many years. Triphala helps improve your eye muscles functioning, in turn improving your eyesight. It is also helpful in curing conditions like glaucoma, myopia and conjunctivitis. Triphala can also help treat computer vision syndrome and relieves strain on eyes caused due to continuous computer or television use.
How to Make a Triphala Eye Wash
Make a natural eye rinse with triphala by dissolving the herb powder in hot water and stirring well. Let it cool and dip a washcloth in the herb water. Place the cloth with triphala eye water over your eyes. Blink to allow the water to enter your eyes. It may sting at first but keep the eye wash in your eyes for at least 5 minutes.
It is suggested that you do this at bedtime so your eyes will get ample rest (no screen time) post the eyewash treatment. Also, if there is some water left after you wash your eyes, you can drink it for its many health benefits.
Baheda is also a very popular herb used in Ayurveda to treat eye conditions. Baheda has been known to improve conditions of many eye conditions like myopia, cataracts and corneal opacity. Baheda can also reduce redness in eyes. It helps cure viral conjunctivitis, eye swelling and puffiness.
Amla is known to be a wonder herb with multiple health benefits. Amla can also prove to be very beneficial for your eye health. Firstly, amla can help improve your overall eye health and preserve your eyesight if taken regularly. Amla strengthens your eye muscles which can actually enhance your vision. It also helps soothe your eyes when irritated and can prevent cataracts from forming.
Rose water or Gulab Jal contains many antiseptic and antibacterial properties. This helps irritation, redness and inflammation in eyes caused due to dust, dirt and infections. It helps promote relaxation to the eyes when used as eye drops. Rose water can also reduce dark circles and works as a great eye makeup remover due to its cooling effect.
If you are suffering from eye ailments like cataract and glaucoma, get a consultation with us today and let Ayurveda heal you holistically.
DIY All Natural Eye Drops
Start making natural eye drops at home to tackle minor eye infections, itchiness, redness and irritation. These can also help maintain and preserve your vision and eye health.
Honey Eye Drops
- Keep a small bottle to store the eye drops ready.
- Add 1 tbsp of raw organic honey to the bottle.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water.
- Shake well and add one drop in each eye twice a day.
Rose Water Eye Drops
- Take a small dropper bottle to store the drops.
- Add 1 tsp of raw organic honey.
- Add 3 tbsp of organic rose water to this.
- Shake well and use twice a day.
Apart from these, you can also use organic cold pressed castor oil as natural eye drops with a Q tip as it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties.