Glaucoma is an eye disease. It is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged. Poor regulation of blood flow to the optic nerve and pressure on the eyes may result in the problem. This problem is generally found in people over the age of 40 years. Genetics, eye injury and diabetes are some of the factors that may cause this problem.
An individual suffering from this disease may experience eye pain, blurred vision, red and swollen eyes, sensitivity to light, headache and nausea. The problem of glaucoma should not be ignored as it might lead to blindness. In this Article we’ve tried to cover different types of natural cures to treat the disease.
Natural Cures for Glaucoma
Omega-3 Rich Food Items
Consumption of food items rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the eye pressure which may result in the problem of glaucoma.
Further, this natural remedy can protect the eyes from developing various symptoms associated with the disease. Food items rich in omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed, walnut, tuna fish and egg.
Ginkgo biloba has antioxidant properties and can be used as a natural cure. It can improve the blood flow to the optic nerve. Ginkgo biloba extract can be obtained from the leaves of the ginkgo tree. Consumption of ginkgo biloba extract with each meal on a daily basis can provide relief from the problem. Ginkgo biloba should be used after consulting a doctor.
Vitamins have antioxidant properties. Intake of vitamin A can treat various symptoms associated with the problem. Consumption of vitamin C (3 to 5 grams) on a daily basis can help in reducing the risk of developing glaucoma.
Vitamin B12 and vitamin E can decrease the glutamate toxicity which can damage the optic nerve. Further, these vitamins can protect the eye vision. Green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, milk and dairy products, apricot, papaya, nuts and seafood are good sources of these vitamins.
Exercise or Massage
Eye exercise and massage can help in increasing the blood circulation. An individual suffering from the problem can place his/her palm on the eye and perform breathing exercise at the same time. This process should be continued for 3 to 5 minutes to obtain relief from the pain. A gentle eye massage performed with the use of a finger can also provide relief. It is essential to clean the hands with water before performing the massage.
Bilberry contains bioflavonoids. The symptoms associated with the problem of glaucoma can be relieved with the use of bilberry.
Bilberry extract can be consumed several times in a day to improve the blood circulation to the optic nerve. Consumption of bilberry fruit is also recommended.
Another natural remedy for glaucoma is fennel. It is also referred to as “Foeniculum Vulgare’’. It can reduce the eye pressure and improve the eye vision. Fennel seed extract can be consumed to obtain the desired results. A solution can be prepared by steeping fennel seeds in water and used for washing the eyes on a regular basis to relieve the problem. Intake of a cup of fennel tea is also recommended to treat the problem.
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.