Macular degeneration is also referred to as “Macular Dystrophies” and “Age-Related Macular Degeneration”. It is an eye disease. It is caused by factors such as retina deterioration, thinning and breaking down of tissues in the macula, genetics, lack of protein, vitamins and omega-3 acids, aging, obesity and smoking.
Symptoms of this disease include difficulty in recognizing faces, increased need for brighter light at the time of reading, hallucinations of geometric shapes, blurred and decreased central vision, swelling and bulging of the macula and crooked vision. Various natural remedies can relieve the problem of macular degeneration.
Natural Cures for Macular Degeneration
It is essential for an individual to consume a nutritious diet on a daily basis in order to protect the eyes from the danger of macular degeneration. Intake of foods rich in lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids can help in curing various symptoms associated with the problem.
Vitamin A contains beta-carotene which can protect the eyes from various diseases. Intake of vitamin C and vitamin E can reduce the growth of the problem. These nutrients are found in green leafy vegetables, eggs, dairy products, flaxseeds, cold water fish, almonds and walnuts.
The extract obtained from ginkgo biloba leaves contains “Flavonoids” and “Terpenoids” which can protect the eyes from the disease. Consumption of ginkgo biloba extract on a regular basis can provide the desired results. Dried ginkgo biloba leaves can be boiled in water to prepare tea and consumed several times in a day to reduce the risk of cell damage which may result in retina deterioration.
Green tea can be considered as one of the most effective natural remedies for the problem. It has anti-oxidant properties which can protect the retina from the cell damage which may result in the eye disease. A solution created by boiling water containing green tea and finely grinded sea salt (half teaspoon) for a period of 3 to 5 minutes can be poured (after it has cooled down) into the affected eye with the help of a dropper.
It is essential to prepare a fresh solution each time and use a clean eyedropper. This remedy should be performed on a frequent basis to obtain effective results. Drinking a cup of green tea on a daily basis can also relieve the problem.
An individual can use eyebright as a natural remedy. It is also known as “Euphrasia”. Fresh eyebright flowers can be steeped in water to prepare a natural eye wash. An individual can pour a few drops of this eye wash (after it has cooled down) in his/her eyes multiple times in a day to treat the problem. It is advisable to consult a medical professional before using this remedy.
A natural eye drop can be prepared by boiling a mixture of baking soda (1/8th teaspoon) and salt (1/4th teaspoon) in distilled organic water (1 cup).
An individual can pour a few drops of this eye drop in the affected eye with the help of a dropper several times in a day to relieve the problem.
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