For those who aren’t familiar, glaucoma can cause visual impairment due to dysfunction of the optic nerve, which is necessary for brain-eye communication. However, Ayurvedic experts believe that Ayurveda can prevent this serious condition from getting worse and increase the likelihood of curing the long-term illness. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical system, provides a number of easy ways to keep eyes healthy, according to some experts.
According to Ayurveda, you should gently wash your eyes in the morning with cold water while holding some water in your mouth, according to Dr. Mahendar Singh Basu, who is an Ayurvedic eye specialist and the founder of Dr. Basu Eye Hospital, in an interview with HT Lifestyle. Rosewater or gulaab-jal, which is known to cool, could also be used. In addition, in the ayurvedic treatment known as Netra Basti, medicated ghee can be applied to the eyes. To perform this treatment, you must lie down and pour the ghee over a dough structure that looks like a well around the eye. By doing it, the toxins in your eyes will be removed.
“Tratak Karma, a meditation in front of a candle in a dark room or looking at a point for a short time improves your vision,” he continued. According to ancient Ayurvedic teachings, the tratak method helps treat a variety of eye conditions by getting rid of dullness and a sluggish attitude. Cucumber cotton pads soaked in fresh goat’s milk can also be used to cool eye patches. It has a cooling effect and completely refreshes the eyes when applied to them. Ayurveda also recommends Triphala, a potent herb mixture made from Amla, Bhibitaki, and Haritaki fruits, to treat glaucoma. It works by reducing eye strain, redness, and swelling, and it can be used topically or ingested.
Dr. Yogini Patil, BAMS and Nutritionist at LivLong, insisted that despite the fact that Ayurveda aims to treat health issues at their source, the benefits are long-lasting and comprehensively rejuvenating. She recommended:
The daily application of “PratimarshNasya,” in which medicines are sprayed into the nose, clears the shirostrotas, preventing eye diseases.
A foot massage with herbal oils known as “PadaAbhyanga” is good for your eyesight and health.
The most effective ophthalmic treatment for preventing eye diseases is daily application of “NetraAnjan,” or medicated kajal, as a “dincharya.”
Carrots and leafy greens, both of which are high in vitamin A, are also beneficial for maintaining healthy eyes.
Shirshasana and Trataka, two yoga asanas, can also help improve vision and relieve eye strain.
The key to better eye health is getting six to eight hours of sound sleep and maintaining a healthy mental state.
Note: Before beginning any new treatment, it is always essential to speak with an Ayurvedic practitioner.