Are Home Remedies for Cataract Effective?
No can undermine the importance of healthy vision. Your eyes are your window to your world if not your soul as the popular saying goes and it is essential that you take utmost care of your eyes to enjoy a stress free life.
It is true that your body organs and faculties do dampen as you age because of the inevitable wear and tear and free radical formation; however there is a lot you can do before you succumb to the ravages of old age.
Now, the most common affliction of the eye is Cataract and official estimate figures suggest that cataracts affect around 22 million adults aged 40 or older and this number will have approximately doubled by year 2020.
A Cataract is…
If you’re experiencing hazy vision or you’ve noticed halos around lights or your side vision has started to blur, you may be on the road to developing a cataract and the chances are high if you’ve crossed age 40. We say this because after 40, you may experience several common eye problems like dry eyes, reduced reading vision, difficulty seeing after dark, glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve) and macular degeneration. Of course, cataracts also make it to this list.
Our eyes are essentially proteins and water; with advancing age, the proteins cluster up forming a film on your eye lens, which leads to you developing a cloudy vision.
Not every cataract boils down to aging, the other predisposing factors are:
- Medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure
- Exposure to certain radiations like X-rays, cancer radiations, etc
- Family history of cataract
- Addictions such as consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes
- Excessive exposure to sunlight(UV rays)
Is There a Cataract Removal Procedure Without Surgery?
Generally surgery is the protocol recommended in treating Cataract. However, that is not the only option and you should at least know about the other ways of saving your vision before you go under the knife.
And it is important for you to remember that cataract is a progressive condition that could potentially leave you blind if left untreated and surgery does not mean you can’t develop a cataract again.
So, let’s look at some time tested natural remedies that have been traditionally used and also studied for maintaining healthy vision in conditions like cataract.
Ashwagandha is a versatile herb with a multitude of therapeutic properties and is considered an adaptogen in ayurvedic literature. Numerous studies have reported that the extract is said to boost your supply of antioxidants, reduce stress, fortify your body, restore vitality, regulate functions of various organs, and rejuvenate the nerves of your body. Medical journals quote that it may possess the ability to stall and reverse degenerative processes .Researchers have also reported that consuming the herb regularly may help strengthen the optical tissue and delay cataract formation.
This herbal extract is an excellent choice for vision health. It is a teeming reserve of antioxidants and neuronutrients that may prevent oxidative damage and boost eye health. In fact, a combination of herbs like Curcuma longa, Calendula officinalis, and green tea is traditionally referred to as a potent formula to support the normal functioning of your optic nerve and maintain normal vision.
This unassuming pungent smelling bulbous plant gets full marks for the remarkable beneficial properties it carries. Ayurveda renders this ingredient as a potent remedy because it is a powerhouse with qualities that benefit your brain, eyes, skin, bones, blood, lungs, hair, etc. Need we say more about it, but let us add that it is also considered an immune booster, detoxifier, rejuvenator, and metabolic enhancer. So, including this in your daily regimen is a win-win situation.
This is another super ingredient endowed with vision boosting properties. Research studies have shown that Wheatgrass may reverse the damaging effects of cataract because it works by removing the accumulated haze on the lens.
This versatile herb is said to increase oxygen and nutrient supply to your eyes, strengthen your eye muscles and help expel accumulated toxins from your eyes. A research study result has indicated that the herb increases the activity of the antioxidant enzymes, which protect the eye lens from free radical damage.
This exotic looking plant has been traditionally used for over 100 years to address vision concerns. The extract is said to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-septic properties and research has shown that this homeopathic remedy may clear and dissolve the obstructing protein strands in the lens.
Growing research continues to evaluate more herbs and identify their therapeutic properties that could potentially pose as remedies for cataract. Sooner, or later you’ll realize that nature completes you in many ways.
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We at Biogetica have vowed to be with you every step of the way on the road to health and freedom and have dedicated our lives and time to helping people across the globe afflicted with this progressively degenerative condition. CONSULT ONE OF BIOGETICA’S DOCTORS FOR FREE HERE and begin your healing journey today!
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.