Before you start spending huge amount of rupees on glasses and contact lenses, try some of these proven dadimaa ke nushke ~ home remedies to improve eyesight. Yes, they are inexpensive, free, easy and works effectively.
High amount of sorbitol trapped in the cells of retina leads to cataracts, retinopathy and blindness. According to Indian Researchers, there is compound trans-anethole in fennel which blocks the conversion of sugar to glucitol in blood. In addition, Fennel also contains antioxidants and essential nutrients which slows down the progression of cataracts and promote healthy eyes.
All you have to do is – Take 7 Almonds, 2 tablespoon Fennel and 1 tablespoon Misri (Crystallized sugar lumps). Grind them into fine powder. Eat this powder, followed by a glass of milk before going to bed. Make sure you do not drink water for at least 2 hours after you drink milk. Make it a habit for 40 days. You can also make the mixture of 40 days at once.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
A powerhouse of nourishment, Amla is loaded with nutrients including high percentage of Vitamin C (almost 20 times more than Orange). Vitamin C plays significant role in maintaining retinal cells and also in promoting healthy capillaries.
All you have to do is – Eat Amla daily, either in the form of murabba, or make a habit of drinking Amla Juice (5 tsp) in half cup of water when you wake up in the morning. You can also have Amla juice with 1 tsp of honey. Alternatively, you can drink one glass of amla juice mixed with carrot juice, in the morning (empty stomach)
Clarified Butter (Ghee)
Ghee is good for the eyes as it helps in the functioning of the eyelids, extra ocular muscles, and tear. External and internal use of Ghee has been shown to play a significant role in the treatment of eye disorders, such as glaucoma. Doctor recommends putting one drop of lukewarm liquid ghee in each eye at bedtime for burning sensations. It not only soothes, but also strengthens the eyes and can help improve vision. (Source)
All you have to do is – Perform Netra Basti – bathing your eyes with ghee. This not only helps in reducing eye strain but also improves eyesight. One can even consume ghee mixed with black pepper powder to improve weak eyesight. As mentioned above by ayurvedic doctors, you can also drop cows ghee in your eyes at night before you go to sleep to improve weak eyesight.
Triphala is known for strengthening the eye muscles and enhancing eyesight. Like Fennel, it plays a major role in curing various eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, and even progressive myopia.
All you have to do is – Pour a tsp of Triphala powder in a glass of water(distilled water). Let the mixture stay for overnight. Next morning, strain the water and wash the eyes with it. This will not just reduce the problem of eye redness but also play a key role in treating impaired vision.Alternatively, you can also boil 2 spoons of triphala powder in a glass of water until it reduces to 1/4 of glass. Later, when it is lukewarm, filter the thick mixture, add a spoon of honey and drink this concoction everyday to strengthen your eye sight.
Sunning and Palming On Eyes
Sunning and Palming keeps your eyes young, flexible and allows you to take in natural full spectrum sunlight with ease. Sunning provides the benefit of sun’s healing abilities and palming promotes relaxation.This method also helps to reactivate ciliary muscles.
For sunning – While you breathe deeply, allow the sun to shine directly on your closed eyelids. For palming – Warm your hands by rubbing them together vigorously and then simply place both your palms over your eyes without applying much pressure onto the eyes. Make sure, you completely block the sunlight. Keep your eyes covered for 5 minutes. Relax!
Baba Ramdev’s Eye Tips That Has Helped Millions of People
Take 1 tsp Ginger Juice, mix it with 1 tsp with onion juice (white), 1 tsp with Lemon Juice and 3 tsp of Honey. You can keep the mixture in fridge and apply a drop daily in your eyes for 2 to 3 months. Alternatively, you can buy Baba Ramdev Drishti Eye Drop (A ready made bottle of the above ingredients)
Splash Your Eyes In The Ayurvedic Style
In the morning when you wake up, splash your eyes with fresh water to remove the mucus that accumulates in the eyes during sleep. It will sharpen your eyesight. Also, make sure while you wash your eyes your mouth is filled with water. Alternatively, if possible, wash your eyes with cow’s urine every morning. ( Cow urine has many medicinal properties including enzymes, vitamins and bio-active substances that help in treating various type of diseases.)