Vision is one of the key senses we have, and it is very important to take a good care about our eye health. Unfortunately, in our times the incidence of various eye problems, starting from common myopia and conjunctivitis and ending with cataracts and glaucoma, is increasing. Look at the people around you, how many of them are forced to use glasses even in their young ages?
Herbal medicine offers a number of effective solutions: herbal remedies for eye care and home remedies for almost all known eye conditions. First of all, it is important to provide our eyes with all the nutrients vital for an excellent eye health. Those include carotenoids, Vitamins C and E, which have powerful antioxidant properties, rejuvenate and protect our tissues, as well as prevent macular degeneration. Also, everyone who has problems with eyes and vision are recommended to add to their diet various foods rich in natural mineral zinc as it can assist in building and strengthening retina and eye tissues.
Such conditions as tired eyes and eye irritation are quite common nowadays. To clean and prevent possible eye irritations, it is recommended using such herbal remedies as yarrow (Achillea millefolium), rue (Ruta graveolens) or celendine (Chelidonium majus). Also, it is possible to use Castor oil and such as effective herbal remedy as cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) known for its wide spectrum of therapeutic properties (including relieving digestive, dental, urinary and heart problems), which can assist in relieving irritation and improving vision.
Those who suffer from glaucoma can use the following herbal remedies for eye care: rue (Ruta graveolens), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), celendine (Chelidonium majus), Bach flower remedies and so on. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is also one of the unique herbal remedies for eye care, which can improve vision, lower the risks of retinal deterioration and so on. Starflower (Borago officinalis) can make wonders for tired and red eyes, and Eyebright (Euphrasia officianales) is recommended for such problem as conjunctivitis.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.