Ayurveda believes that eyes are the most important of all sense organs. They work in the manner of a camera. They focus the light from the external source on the retina of the eye. The lens, pupil, and optic nerve all work in coordination to create this image. Any disorder in any of these or the lack of coordination can lead to weakness in eye sight.
What are the causes of weak eyesight?
Various diseases of the eye can lead to weak eyesight including:
What are the symptoms of weak eye sight?
- Long sightedness in which patients have difficulty focusing on objects closer in distance
- Short sightedness in which patients have difficulty focusing on objects far in distance
- Refractive errors in eye may lead to weak eyesight
- In cases of astigmatism, cataract, and glaucoma
- Medical conditions like diabetes can lead to weak eyesight
Signs and symptoms of weak eyesight include:
Ayurvedic treatment for better eyesight
- Blurred vision
- Straining of eyes while reading
- Difficulty in doing work like sewing, stitching etc.
- Watering of eyes frequently
- Redness of eyes with pain
- Inability to read with perfection
- Partial or complete blindness
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses herbal remedies by utilizing the inherent power present in these herbs. Ayurvedic experts
believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural form. The Ayurvedic medicines
work in a natural way to improve eye sight and make eye muscles stronger. These herbs for eyes make the vision clearer and eyes stronger:
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI):
The herb has rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body's vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Amla has aphrodisiac, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal
properties. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth
clean, and nourishes bones and teeth
. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI):
Haritaki is an important part of Triphala that has many health benefits. It acts exceedingly well in various gastrointestinal ailments. The herb improves memory
and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones
. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and strengthens the digestive system
. Haritaki herb is highly beneficial in improving eyesight.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI):
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits such as purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins alongside improving eyesight.
Ayurveda recommends that these herbs be taken after consulting an Ayurvedic doctor
to get maximum benefits.