WHAT IS CATARACT?
The cataract of the eyes is defined as the clouding of the lens of the eye. Our eyes function as natural cameras. The light from external source enters our eye and reaches the lens after crossing the cornea, aqueous humor, and the pupil. The lens then makes the light focus on the retina where the image is formed. In case of cataract, the lens of the eye is clouded by protein deposits that prevent the light from passing through the lens. This leads to loss of vision.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CATARACT?
The predisposing causes for the appearance of cataract are:
- Age- related: The usual cause of cataract is the appearance of gradual decay of the lens with progressing age.
- Trauma: Any trauma or injury to the lens of the eye may lead to cataract
- Congenital: The child may be born with cataract of the eye
- Ultraviolet rays
- Medical conditions like diabetes
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CATARACT?
The symptoms that can help in early diagnosis of cataract and that usually indicate of the presence of cataract are:
- Foggy or blurred vision
- Near-sightedness progressively increasing in older people
- Problems with driving at night
- Problems with glare in the day
- Double vision
- Changes in color appreciation
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASES OF CATARACT?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. The Ayurvedic medicines work in a natural way to improve eye sight and make eye muscles stronger. These herbs for eyes make the vision clearer and eyes stronger.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN CASE OF CATARACT
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (Amalaki)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Amla Saar and Amalaki Rasayan capsules.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Vara churna.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Vara churna has Vibhitaki.
BERBERIS VULGARIS (BILBERRY)
The anthcyanosides present in the herb help strengthen the blood vessels and improve the blood circulation in all parts of the body. It has anti-oxidative properties that help removes radicals. Bilberry fruit is rich in tannins that act as astringent. Dried bilberry fruits can relieve diarrhea. It greatly improves heart functioning. It strengthens the blood vessels of the body. It prevents haemorrhoids and relieves varicose veins. Bilberry acts as a vasodilator that opens blood vessels and helps lower down blood pressure. It acts wonderfully on the eyes. Bilberry can relieve varicose veins and thrombosis. Bilberry shows improvement in the heart functioning and prevents atherosclerosis, angina and stroke.