Ayurvedic treatment for Eye infections

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EYE INFECTIONS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

In the Ayurvedic classics, netra tarpana (nourishment of eye through oleation/administering) with herbal oil or Ghrit (Ghee) is advised to heal the condition. This provides symptomatic relief from the irritation.4

Local treatment procedures for eyes are explained in the name of netra kriya kalpa or the therapeutic procedures to manage eye diseases that include netrapindi  (Luke warm medicine filled bag for eyes), Parisheka (irrigation with water/ medicated decoctions), Bidalaka (eye pastes), Aaschyotana (eye drops) and Anjana (eye salves). All these are beneficial for Cleansing of eyes (netraprasadan) and may be prescribed as per your physicians opinion.

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), pomegranate, black grapes, carrots and leafy vegetables5
  • Avoid foods such as sour foods, dry meat, all alcohols, curd, tobacco, excessive hot and fatty foods 5

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Personal hygiene especially avoiding personal contact with those infected should be practiced.
  • Wear headgear such as caps and hats, and eye gear such as sunglasses to protect from UV radiations
  • Avoid excessive/long exposure to computers
  • Make sure you get good sleep regularly
  • Make it a habit to wake up early
  • Avoid head bath with hot water
  • Massaging ghee on soles is said to be beneficial for general health of eyes in Ayurveda.

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