Ayurvedic Remedies For Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition in which there is the increased pressure inside the eye. If undetected and treated it can lead to diseases of the optic nerve and may even lead to blindness.  Eyes contain a watery fluid that circulates freely between the iris and the cornea. This fluid normally flows freely into and out of the eyes.  When Glaucoma occurs, the fluid is blocked and does not flow out due to increased pressure which damages the optic nerve.  

Optic nerves perform the vital task of carrying the brain’s information to the eyes and are responsible for good eyesight. Timely and proper treatment can arrest the progress of this disease. There are no initial symptoms or pain and there will not be any change in vision. After the disease manifests, it may be detected through eye examination and based on the information about his condition, age, food habits, environment, lifestyle, medical history and so on. Remedies will be decided based on this information.

Ayurveda Remedies

Ayurveda is a life science that is holistic and involves natural remedies. This ancient Indian medical system provides a very effective treatment without any side effect and is safe. The remedies give long term and permanent relief and prevent recurrence of the disease. The treatment involves diet, herbal medicines and certain other processes that strengthen the body and builds immunity.
 
Ayurveda views Glaucoma as the disease that is caused by Kapha dosha vitiation in the viscous fluid surrounding the cornea. This condition may lead to loss of vision on the peripheral or sideways and if unchecked can result in total and permanent loss of vision.   The treatment is aimed at correcting the kapha dosha imbalance so that the advancing of the disease is arrested and further improve the condition of the eyes. 

Ayurveda Remedies for Glaucoma

Ayurveda treatments are based on the concept that by correcting the imbalances and disturbances the ailment can be cured effectively and permanently.
 
  • The health of the eyes depends on good nutrition that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Copper, Zinc, Vitamins A, B, C and E and Selenium are helpful in improving the health of the eyes. These nutrients are available in vitamin supplements and also in vegetables and fruits such as guava, parsley, citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli and bells peppers etc.
  • Take Amla, Indian gooseberry with honey as it can reduce tension inside the eyes.
  • Tea made with Punarnava leaves should be taken tow to three times a day.
  • Triphala is very useful as a cleanser for the eyes and so it can be used as an eyewash to treat eye diseases.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol consumption.
  • Ayurvedic massages can help in the treatment of Glaucoma.
  • Regular exercise on a daily basis improves the general health and blood circulation in particular.
  • Make sure to get adequate exposure to sunlight.
  • Take breaks and rest the eyes and reduce eye strain from TV, computers, driving and reading.
  • Meditating regularly on a daily basis can relax the nerves and can improve general health of the whole body.


Top Comments


patients age 18 years, wait 50 plus, height 5, one year before she lost her eyes due to glaucoma. do u have any solutions? plz tell me
by fatima     27-Feb-2012
plz tell me any remedies for glaucoma, she has lost her eyes, due to glaucoma. my contact no. is 91-7505411041, 91 9307196852
by fatima     27-Feb-2012
To be clear, there are some things that even Ayurveda can not cure and glaucoma is one of them. I have been into Ayurveda and Yoga for over 30 years and follow a Yoga diet. I also take Triphala and many other herbs for health and longevity but still got glaucoma because it is GENETIC (my mother and her sisters had glaucoma)so these methods mentioned here WILL NOT CURE glaucoma and neither will the medical eyedrops which can be even more toxic to the eyes because of the preservatives. The only safe treatment that works is marijuana if you can smoke a joint every 3 hours (which I cannot do). There has also been success using hemp oil but I have not had the opportunity to use it because it is not legal to make hemp oil. All my research has shown that marijuana and only marijuana (hemp oil) is the best treatment for glaucoma that actually works and without the dangerous side effects. These Ayurvedic herbs WILL not treat this disease successfully.
by MUSE     28-Apr-2012

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