5 ways to relieve dry eye syndrome

26 Sep

What are dry eyes?

Our eyes need to produce enough tears to stay healthy and comfortable, and when your eyes do not produce enough, it is called dry eyes, also when your eyes do not produce the right type of tears it is called dry eyes. In Ayurveda dry eye is known as Vata Prakop in the eye.

Dry eye symptoms:

  1. You feel like your eyes are stinging and burning 
  2. Blurred vision especially when reading 
  3. There is scratchy feeling in the eye
  4. There are strings of mucus  in and around your eye
  5. Wearing contact lens becomes very painful 
  6. You have a lot of tears in your eyes 

What causes dry eye: 

  1. Being in smoke, dry or windy climate 
  2. Looking at a computer screen for a very long time, or any other activity that reduces blinking 
  3. Blepharitis
  4. Taking certain medicines 
  5. Using contact lens for a long time 

Ayurvedic remedies that work like wonder for dry eyes

  1. Ghee: Ghee, or also known as classified butter it has moisturizing properties. You should massage your eyes with ghee. You can also add a drop of slightly warm ghee in your eye to heal them.
  2. Triphala Powder: Triphala powder, a mixture of 3 herbs Amla, Harada, and Baheda. Mix it with a glass of water and leave it overnight. In the morning strain the cloth with cheesecloth and wash your face with the Triphala infused the water.
  3. Netra Tarpana: Netra tarpana, this is the most recommended treatment suggested for dry eyes. In this method dough of white flour is used to enclose the area around the eyes.  A liquid form of ghee is prepared from the cow’s milk and applied to the eyelids. This will improve the eyesight and relax your eyes
  4. Triple Ghrita: Triple Ghrita, it is an ayurvedic medicine made by mixing ghee with other herbs. You then have to mix the medicine with water or with warm milk and consume it. This will give you relief from the itchiness in the eye. 
  5. Jiwadaya Netraprabha: If you find these ways time consuming you can also try our product Jiwadaya Netraprabha for soothing your dry eyes. It is made from 3 ingredients, Amla, Kapoor, and Madh-honey. When you apply this it stimulates the lachrymal glands which produce a natural flow of tears that is required to clean your eyes.    

Both western and traditional healing ways consider our eyes a very important organ and it is said that our eyes are a reflection of our overall health, therefore it is important that you take care of them in order to access the full potential of your body.

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