Ayurvedic treatment for Diabetes and Eye

Diabetes and Eye

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Diabetes and Eye


Eye problems arising from diabetes can be well controlled by ayurvedic treatment as it focusses on not only reversing the symptoms but also strengthening the metabolism so that future complications can be avoided. In this way, Ayurveda controls the disease by improving blood circulation and nourishing the eye. Eye problems are treated with a variety of ayurvedic techniques including12:

  • Lepa or ointment over eyes.
  • Netradhara: Pouring of herbal medicine in a thin flowing stream through the inner corners of the eyes.
  • Takradhara: Pouring of buttermilk in a thin flowing stream on the eyes.
  • Akshi Tharpanam: Hollow wells of black gram paste are gently sculpted around the eyes and medicated oil is poured in these wells.
  • Shirodhara: Gently pouring a medicated oil over the forehead.
  • Shirolepa: Application of a medicated paste (made up of herbs and medicinal powders) on the forehead.

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 vegetables13
  • Avoid foods such as sour foods, dry meat, all alcohols, select sea fishes, curd, tobacco, excessive hot and fatty foods 13

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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