[toc]Cataract refers to the clouding of the normally clear lens inside the eye. When this happens, light does not pass through, and as a result, the vision becomes blurred in that eye. Cataract can occur in one or both eyes. Cataracts can either be age related or sometimes even present at birth itself. The former is more common. Cataracts occur due to many different reasons including due to age diabetes, a family history, radiation exposure and eye injuries.
Whatever be the cause of cataract, it is important that it is diagnosed fast and treated on time. The main symptom of cataract is disturbance in vision – either blurred vision or more severe vision related problems. Thus, if the diagnosis and treatment is not done on time, the cataract will worsen and ultimately surgery has to be performed. Here are a few herbal remedies for cataracts:
5 Best Herbal Remedies For Cataracts
Ginger And Onion
Mix ginger juice, white onion juice and lemon juice in equal quantity. Add honey to the extent of 5 times this quantity. Mix all the contents and keep it in a clean bottle. You can use two drops of this liquid in the eye everyday. However, if you have had any kind of surgery in the eye, you must not use this remedy.
Rosemary And Lemon
Rosemary as a herb helps in cataract problems. Make a mixture of rosemary, catmint and lemon balm. Bring the mixture to a boil by adding water. Now allow this mixture to cool down and consume it in the form of a tea. Consuming this tea on a regular basis helps in curing cataracts.
You can also use rose water in the eyes. For relaxing the eyes, take one teaspoon of rose water, mix it with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Add 8 to 10 drops in the affected eye. During the early stages of cataract, this remedy helps in preventing the disease from spreading. This relaxes the eyes too for clear visibility.
Chewing two to three garlic cloves every day can instantly change the problems of cataracts and blurred vision. Garlic is a natural cure for many diseases and cataract is one of them. It also helps in reducing cholesterol and heart related diseases. You can chop garlic into small pieces and have it three times a day. You can also include it in herbal tea and have this 2 or 3 times a day.
This is another herbal remedy for cataracts. This herb helps in increasing blood flow to the region of the eyes, and thus helps to effectively cure problems of cataract. It is recommended to consume 40 to 80 grams of the herb on a daily basis for atleast 3 times. The herb can be made into a paste and consumed.
Turmeric is a useful herb is curing many diseases and cataract is one of them. As turmeric is a rich source of antioxidants and carotenoids, it can be helpful in treating cataracts. Remember to include turmeric in your daily cooking.
You can also give a eyes a warm compress by dipping in a solution of water and turmeric. The consumption of this herb should be done after consulting with a doctor. Simple natural cures are highly effective if cataract is in the initial stages. Remember to visit your doctor and diagnose cataract in the early stage.