Glaucoma is a very serious condition that refers to the damage in the optic nerves. It can result in loss of vision or even blindness. Though it generally happens due to ageing, there can be several other causes also, such as collagen deficiency, high blood pressure, poor nutrition and excessive stress. People over 65 years are more susceptible to this disease.
At advanced stage, the symptoms may include headache, the sight of rainbow like halos around lights, reddened eyes, blurred vision, swollen eyes and even acute pain in eye nerves. Following are some of the best natural remedies that can be beneficial in curing glaucoma.
Natural Cure for Glaucoma
Palming Eye Exercise
Palming eye exercises are done to relieve pressure from the eyes and to relax the eye tissues. Close your eyes and place your palms gently over them, covering them completely. If you are suffering from glaucoma, you are very much likely to see flashes of colors or lights when you do this. Keep your palms there for around five minutes.
Then, remove the palms and open your eyes slowly. Do this simple exercise as many times a day as possible, may be once every hour. It will gradually ease tension from the eyes and reduce pressure from its muscles, which can be very helpful in relieving the symptoms of glaucoma and in retaining your eye vision.
Flashing Exercise for Eyes
In this exercise, you have to sit in a dark room. There must be one bright light in that room. Keep it switched off, but make sure the switch to the light is within easy reach and can be used while you are sitting. Keep your eyes open and inhale deeply in the dark. Switch on the light and exhale deeply. Repeat this process for at least half an hour daily.
It stimulates the tissues in the anterior chambers of the eyes and improves your eyes ability to react properly to the decrease and increase in light. This flashing eye exercise has been found to be very effective in many cases of glaucoma. It may not reverse the condition but it can relieve blurred visions, headache and other symptoms while preventing your eye nerves from further damage.
Jaborandi contains pilocarpine, which is well-know for its natural ability to improve eye sight by relaxing tissues in the anterior chambers of the eyes.
So, drinking jaborandi tea at least two times daily can be very helpful in preventing the glaucoma condition from getting worse.
Eating raw fennel, such as by mixing them in salads can be very useful in relieving blurred vision and improving overall eye health. Alternatively, you can also drink a fennel tea, prepared by steeping fennel herbs in one glass of hot water for 10-15 minutes and then by filtering the liquid. Fennel tea, when it cools down, can also be used to wash your eyes.
Eat steamed vegetables in dinner. Cottage and butter cheese can also be very beneficial. Include one glass of buttermilk, 2-3 whole wheat chapattis and raw vegetable salad with lemon juice and olive oil in your lunch. In breakfast, take small amount of nuts and a glass of grapes or orange juice. The idea is to eat lots of vitamin c-rich foods. It can be very healthy for the eyes.
It improves eye sight, slows down the process of vision loss and even helps in healing the optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma. Avoid excessive caffeine, as it can increase pressure of the blood supply in the eye nerves, which can aggravate the condition. Though glaucoma cannot be cured completely, not even through surgery, but the use of proper medications along with the above-mentioned natural remedies can help you to control the problem and protect the remaining eye sight.
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