Ayurvedic treatment for Cataract


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In the early stages of the condition, for elimination of the dushya (vitiated toxins), raktamokshana (surgically removing blood from the body) is prescribed. Post this procedure, different measures such as seka (fomentation- moist, warm medicinal compress), nasya (nasal infusion), anjan (eyeliners), aschyotan (Medication in the eye), and lepa kriyakalpa (medical application over the eye) are recommended.2 

For a well-developed Kaphaja linganasha (matured cataract) that is not complicated with any other conditions/factors, surgical correction in recommended in Ayurvedic and current literature.

The following ahar (or diet) and vihar (or lifestyle) are recommended for all kinds of eye diseases.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Recommended foods that should be included in the diet every day such as ghee, milk, rock salt, honey, patola (snake gourd), red rice, green gram, wheat, triphala (3 fruits), carrots and leafy vegetables3
  • Avoid foods such as sour foods, dry meat, all alcohols, select sea fishes, curd, tobacco, excessive hot and fatty foods 3

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Walk regularly
  • Wear headgear such as caps and hats, and eyegear such as sunglasses to protect from UV radiations
  • Properly clean the eye everyday
  • Make sure you get good sleep regularly
  • Make it a habit to wake up early
  • Applying oils on feet and heat with some massage may be beneficial.

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