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Improve your eyesight with ayurveda

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 11, 2011
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  • Drishti dosha is the name for defective eyesight in ayurveda.
  • Age related defects can also lead to problems with eyesight.
  • Yoga and pranayama work wondrously to improve eyesight.
  • A good diet is crucial in improving your eyesight.

 

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There are many ways to improve eyesight with ayurveda. Drishti dosha is the name for defective eyesight in ayurveda. This can be caused due to a multitude of factors such as nervous disability, diabetes, excessive smoking and alcohol intake. Age related defects can also lead to problems with eyesight.

 

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How to improve eyesight with ayurveda

 

Diet

A good diet goes a long way in improving your eyesight. Apples and grapes are considered good for eyesight.  Spinach is known to increases haemoglobin thereby aids good eyesight. Carrots and cucumber juice are very helpful improving eyesight. In addition, foods such as turnips, tomatoes, oranges and dates, are good sources of Vitamin A and should be eaten regularly. You can also eat almonds daily to enhance your vision and reduce mental stress.

 

Other ayurvedic methods  to improve eyesight

  • Mixture of cardamom seeds with one tablespoon of honey daily.
  •  Juice of ayurvedic herbs such as amla and garlic can help a lot to enhance vision
  • Bhringraj herb or amla oil can be applied to improve vision.
  • Rubbing a small amount of ghee on the soles of the feet to improve eyesight.
  • Yoga and pranayama work wondrously to improve eyesight.    
  • Use a few drops of honey, ghee or sesame oil to boost vision

 

Triphala is a very potent medicine for eye health, especially blurred vision. It also prevents the development of cataract. Wash the eyes with water to which triphala powder has been added to cure eye problems and enhance vision.


Ayurveda also suggests meditating by focusing on the flame of a candle to improve eyesight. You must rinse your eyes with water daily. Eyes must also be given ample rest if you work for long hours, particularly in front of a computer.

 

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 Exercises to improve eyesight:

  • Close both eyes very tightly and then open them suddenly. Feel the stretch. Open and arch your brows. Repeat several times a day.
  • Look as far as possible. Inhale. Look down and then blink a dozen times.
  • Rotate your eyeballs slowly and steadily in all directions. Do these with your eyes shut, and several times a day.
  • Warm your hands by rubbing them together. Now, cover the eyes without touching the eyelids. This relaxes the nerves and also increases the blood circulation. This is an ancient yoga technique known as hatha yoga.
  • Try ‘sunning’. Move your head from side to side to benefit the eyes. Never look directly at the sun though.

 

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  • vijaya21 Jan 2016
    Hi, My daughter is 4 years old. She has -3.75 and -4.25 eye sight.I would like to join yoga for eye sight.Can you provide info on relevant centers in Hyderabad?
  • jogendra singh14 Feb 2013
    my vision is .75 in both the eyes. can i improve my vision? please sugest some solution.
  • Immu12 Dec 2012
    URGENT: My vision is -4.5 in the left eye and -4 in the right eye.I have been selected for the ssb interview in the Indian army.I have nearly 2 months of tym.Suggest me the best ayurvedic techniques that would help to recover my vision within the span of 2 months......i totally want 2 get rid of specs!!!!
  • Marri12 Dec 2012
    my eye vision is -4.0.how can i remove spects?tell me about medicine,yoga
  • sandeep12 Dec 2012
    my eye vision is -3.75 and -3.75 .kindly suggest me ways to get rid of specs..
  • sakshi06 Dec 2012
    my eye vision is -2.75 and -2.25 .kindly suggest me ways to get rid of specs.....
  • vikram06 Oct 2012
    early morning wash the eyes with cold water then going for a simple walk on grass just 5 or 10 mint its works early
  • devender rathi02 Oct 2012
    my eye vision is -2.0 for both eye.please suggest me to reduce the eye vision.
  • Radhika01 Oct 2012
    my eye vision is -2.0(left) and -4.25(right) .how can i remove spects?tell me about medicine,yoga, Exercise, I don't want Specor lences
  • pooja09 Sep 2012
    lots of thanks! for valuable information about eye problems and its solution by easy ayurvedic harbs
  • kunal06 Sep 2012
    thanks for such a good information about eyes.......
  • tanvi06 Sep 2012
    nice article for eyes.......great.
  • RANJIT17 Aug 2012
    MY LEFT EYEVISION IS -3.0 WITH -1.0 CYL. AND RIGHT WITH -1.0 WITH 2.25 CYL. I WANT TO GET RID FROM SPECTES. DARK CIRCLES ARE ALSO GROWING. KINDLY SUGGEST ME WAYS
  • RANJIT17 Aug 2012
    MY LEFT EYEVISION IS -3.0 WITH -1.0 CYL. AND RIGHT WITH -1.0 WITH 2.25 CYL. I WANT TO GET RID FROM SPECTES. DARK CIRCLES ARE ALSO GROWING. KINDLY SUGGEST ME WAYS
  • RANJIT17 Aug 2012
    MY LEFT EYEVISION IS -3.0 WITH -1.0 CYL. AND RIGHT WITH -1.0 WITH 2.25 CYL. I WANT TO GET RID FROM SPECTES. DARK CIRCLES ARE ALSO GROWING. KINDLY SUGGEST ME WAYS
  • RANJIT17 Aug 2012
    MY LEFT EYEVISION IS -3.0 WITH -1.0 CYL. AND RIGHT WITH -1.0 WITH 2.25 CYL. I WANT TO GET RID FROM SPECTES. DARK CIRCLES ARE ALSO GROWING. KINDLY SUGGEST ME WAYS
  • RANJIT17 Aug 2012
    MY LEFT EYEVISION IS -3.0 WITH -1.0 CYL. AND RIGHT WITH -1.0 WITH 2.25 CYL. I WANT TO GET RID FROM SPECTES. DARK CIRCLES ARE ALSO GROWING. KINDLY SUGGEST ME WAYS
  • E,Girija02 Aug 2012
    i have myopia for 5 years.i have very difficult to wear specs.dark circles are formed around the eye.i feel low confident and inferior.please advise me
  • Sandhya Neelmegh20 Jul 2012
    You said "use few drops of honey,ghee or oil" please explain do u mean put the drops in ur eyes that sounds dangerous
  • NIKHIL24 Jun 2012
    My Eye Vision is -2.75 and -2.50, please suggest me proper diet and exercises to improve my eyesight...
  • shailendra 06 Jun 2012
    my eye vision is 3.5& 4 please suggest the proper way to reduce my vision.
  • pallavi31 May 2012
    My Eye Vision is -2.75 for both eyes , please suggest the proper way to reduce my eye vision.
  • nikil30 Oct 2011
    my eye vision is -4.0(right)and-4.25(left) with cylender-1.25(right) and-1.0(left).how can i remove spects?tell me about medicine,yoga