A cataract is a clouding that cultivates in the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope and it varies from degree to degree and in some cases it obstructs the way of light. In the initial stage of cataract, the person suffers from the problem of nearsightedness (myopia) and change in the color of the eye as opacification of the lens decrease the capacity of recognition of the blue color.
The advancement in the problem of cataract may lead to loss of vision if timely treatment is not started. The problem occurs in both the eyes but one eye gets the cataract earlier than the other eye.
A senile cataract that occurs in elderly people is characterized by the initial opacity of the lens and then the swelling of the lens and finally it shrinks with the full loss of the transparency. The surgeries are performed for the removal of cataract from the eyes but you can also use herbal remedies if the problem is in the initial stage as in the beginning surgery is not possible. If the herbs will give you effective results then you will be saved from the trouble and money involved in surgeries.
Herbal Remedies For Cataracts
The herb gingko biloba has antioxidant properties that stimulate the flow of blood to the eyes. Some people suffer from the problem of the eyes due to inadequate supply of blood. It can be taken effectively in the form of supplement of 40 to 80 mg thrice a day.
However, this herb is not recommended for people taking blood thinning medications.
The green tea has got very strong antioxidant properties that protect against oxidative stress which affects the eyes. You should take green tea twice or thrice a day or if you don’t want to take it in the form of tea then the supplements of green tea are also available in 250 to 500 mg. These supplements should be taken daily to get better results.
Jasmine antioxidative properties reduce the process of oxidative stress. This helps to prevent the formation of cataract in the eyes. The flowers, roots and leaves of the jasmine plant can be used.
The jasmine vine produces aromatic flowers and these flowers can be used in jasmine tea to give a floral tea. This plant does not hold any nutritional or medicinal value but still it is good for eyes. It can be used by making a tea, extract or oil.
The main constituents of this herb are cineole, pinenes, sesquiterpene alcohols, aromadendrene, cuminaldehyde which are good for the prevention of cataracts in the eyes. You can take eucalyptus leaves in the form of tea, herbal baths and in steam inhalations. The supplements that have eucalyptus as one of ingredients can also be taken as it slows down the breakdown of the components of the natural lenses.
Bilberry is one of the most reliable herbs for the problem of cataract. This herb contains chemicals called anthocyanosides that helps in the proper circulation of blood in the small capillaries around the eyes. It is viable in the form of tablets made from bilberry extract.
You can take bilberry tea or dried powder of this herb with a glass of water. The components of this herb break down in the body very rapidly so it is recommended to take small doses of supplements ranging from 240 to 60 milligrams in a day.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.