The eyes are the most important organ of the human body which serves the purpose of vision, where a person is able to see the beautiful world around.
Eyes are the chief organs of vision in the human body and hence cells in retina are termed as photoreceptors. Eyes are a wonderful gift of God which helps us to perform our daily activities as well as to enjoy various colors of nature.
Table of Contents:
- Gadgets and their effect on our eyes
- Ayurveda in brief
- Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Eye Care
- Exercises for Eyes
- Other Ayurvedic tips for Eyes
Table of Contents
Gadgets and their effect on our eyes
This is the 21st century and technology is at its heights. Technology develops rapidly to accommodate our ever-changing needs, it helps us connect to others, and it makes our lives easier and more convenient. But as it is said that too much of a good can be bad – especially for our eyes.
In the world of gadgets, a person has to actively try to avoid regular viewing of some type of technological device’s screen that harms our eyes. More than a third of world adults spend more than half of their day with various types of technology and 14% report using technology 10-12 hours daily. This problem goes beyond the adult population. In classrooms, 97% of students own a computer at home and 40% of teachers (and growing) integrate digital devices into their teaching. The problem got worse with the use of smart-phones.
- Some of the major problems that technology can cause to your eyes are enlisted below:
- Focusing difficulty
- Itchy, burning, or watery eyes
- Double vision
- Blurred vision both in distant and nearby objects
- Sensitivity to Light
- Dry eyes
- Sometimes you blink less and use unfavorable angles.
Ayurveda in brief
The ancient Holy Indian medicinal science is Ayurveda. Its main aim is to maintain the health of healthy and eradicating disorders of diseased.
Ayurveda being the science of life has the agenda of propagating the gifts of nature in maintaining a healthy and happy living.
Ayurveda explains that Pita dosha – fire and light, controls our eyes. When it is in balance, our eyes are healthy, radiant, and see clearly. However, if it gets worse, we may experience unnecessary anger, impotence, and liver problems. The best cure is to keep the dosha calm with proper food and daily meditation.
So here are some major tips from Ayurveda to take care of our eyes and to prevent major eye problems:
Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Eye Care
Amla is an excellent remedy for dealing with conjunctivitis. Amla plays a significant role in the improvement of eyesight. Amla is rich in many nutrients and vitamin C more than oranges and lemon which plays an important role in maintaining retinal cells and promotes healthy capillaries. Amla can be taken in any form –raw fruit or juice or as murabba.
The most powerful and famous drug in Ayurveda is Triphala that comprises three herbal fruits- Harad (Terminalia chebula), Behda (Terminalia bellirica), and amla (Emblica Officinalis). The fruits are taken in appropriate proportion 3:2:1 and powdered. Triphala powder is a very powerful remedy to improve eyesight.
Consuming Triphala powder is beneficial as well as drop administration is also possible. Put Triphala powder in water. Let it stay for a night. Sieve this water 2 to 3 times and then add honey to the water. Use this mixture as eye drops.
Goat milk to reduce eye strain
Ayurveda suggests that dipping a cotton ball or a piece of gauze in goat’s milk and putting it on the eyes can relieve eye strain and make them feel better.
Thanks to the presence of anthocyanosides, it is perhaps one of the best herbs available in nature to strengthen the blood vessels and ensure proper blood circulation in our body.
Carrots contain a very good amount of vitamin A which proves to be one of the useful natural treatments for enhancing your eyesight.
Green chilies are fully loaded with beta carotene and vitamin c. For proper eyesight, green chilies should be regularly consumed.
Rainwater is very beneficial for eyes. During rainfall, Move your head upwards and let the raindrops get into your eyes. This process should be done after about 30 minutes of rainfall. The rainwater, in the beginning, may contain dust particles.
It is commonly used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It can be used as a soothing eye rinse as well. To create your own rose water eye drops, mix one teaspoon of organic honey with three tablespoons of organic rose water in a jar or bottle. Use a dropper to apply it to your eyes.
Exercises for eyes
Eye exercise maintains the flexibility of eyes. It keeps eye well supplied with blood that results in proper nourishment of eyes.
- Rotate your eyes clockwise for 5 seconds and then anticlockwise for 5 seconds. Repeat this exercise 5 to 6 times. It is a very good exercise for the eyes.
- If you blink your eyes 20 to 30 times at a good speed, it is a good exercise for eyes. Proper blinking is necessary to clean your eyes, relieve the strain, and improve eye comfort.
- Various types of yoga asana are mentioned in texts as eye muscle exercises like palming, up and down viewing, lateral viewing, etc.
- A simple exercise: Take a pencil to keep it at one hand distance. Focus on its tip. And now slowly move it close to your nose and then slowly take it back. Keep focusing onthe pencil tip. Practice it 10 times a day for good results.
Other Ayurvedic Tips for Eyes
- Daily application of Anjana: Anjana is an Ayurvedic paste applied to the inner part of the eyelids to promote good eye health.
- Anjana therapy called Netra Kriyakalpa is a provision in Ayurveda to treat different types of eye disorders.
- Ayurveda describes six purification techniques or shatkarmas to clean the body of toxins, strengthen it, and make it free of diseases. To be noted, neti and trataka work as the best Ayurvedic remedy for dry eyes and eye health.
- Walking on green grass with naked feet early morning and evening refreshes eyes and improves eyesight.
So, what are you guys waiting for? Make the best use of this quarantine and take care of your eyes as well with these tips, most of them which you can easily do at home.
Writing Credits: Lovepreet Arora