Overcome Eye Diseases with Ayurveda...Part 3

Incidentally, in a birthday party at a friend's house yesterday, I got this question from an aged neighbour of my friend, that what exactly is cataract? Is it really a film that grows on our eyes causing to see double or blurred images? They were curious to know if there is some ayurvedic treatment available for this disease or they will have to go through the eye surgery to get rid of this problem. I explained them about this in detail and let me also write about it here for the benefits of the readers. To start with, let us first see the difference of vision in eyes for "Without Cataract" and "With Cataract" below:

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens, the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images. The lens is contained in a sealed bag or capsule. As old cells die they become trapped within the capsule. Over time, the cells accumulate causing the lens to cloud, making images look blurred or fuzzy. For most people, cataracts are a natural result of aging. In fact, they are the leading cause of visual loss among adults 55 and older. Eye injuries, certain medications, and diseases such as diabetes and alcoholism have also been known to cause cataracts.
Partial or complee opacity of the eye lens is also known as Timira in Ayurveda. In its initial stage vision of the patient is impaired and he sees imaginary things like cobweb. With the prgress of the disease, impairment of vision also increases. In the end, complete loss of vision may occur.
There are some very good known ayurvedic treatments available to cure Cataract. Some of them are:

  • Take Triphala Churna - 6 to 12 gram with 12 to 24 gram Ghee thrice a day
  • Take Ghrta Sidhha with Rhizome of Haridra (turmeric) and root of Usira (Khas) - 12 to 24 gram, twice a day
  • Equal part of powder of Triphala, root of Yastimadhu (glycyrrhiza) - 3 to 6 gram, when taken with honey or ghee thrice a day, will surely improve the symptoms
  • Apply Anjana of Rasanjana, Kasisa (green vitriol) and Guda (Jaggery) in the eye
  • Apply Anjana of powder of equla part of fruit of Pippali (Long Pepper) and Saindhava (Rock Salt) prepared in honey in the eye
  • Retain a Kavala (Mouth Wash) of cold water in the mouth as long you can hold - do it thrice a day - it improves the pressure in the eyes
  • Take 1 litre of fruit juice af Amalaki (embelic myrobalan), concentrate it and add ghee - 50 gram and honey - 50 gram. Apply it in the eye using a cloth
  • Practice Bhramri Yogasan for at least 15 minutes everyday for 90 days and you will see excellent results for sure

These are all independent treatments and need not take/perform all to be cured. sleect one or two you think you can do comfortably. My recommendation is to start practicing Bhramari for sure as it has shown miraculous results in this disease.

With this, I will conclude the Eye Diseases Series of Posts and will focus on some other diseases and their treatments from next post onwards.


Overcome Eye Diseases with Ayurveda...Part 2

Today, we will talk about two more eye diseases that are prevalent in world. Though these have good medication present in the Ayurvedic medical science, even then people are not able to take benefits of these since the awareness is at very low level. In fact, Night Blindness is one of the those eye diseases that can be compeltely cured with the help of Ayurveda. First, we will talk about Trachoma.
Trachoma (Pothaki): It is a contagious disease characterized by appearance of small and red colored papules in the conjunctiva of the eyelid and accompanied by itching, pain and lacrimation.
  • 1 to 2 gram powdered seed of Brhad-Ela (Larger Cardamom) and take with 5 to 10 gram Sarkara (raw sugar) thrice a day
  • Foment the eyes with the mixtureof bark of Khadira (Khair) and seeds of Adhaki (pigeon pea) and Sigru (Horse Radish), after the eyes have been washed with tepid warm water
  • Foment the eyes with the mixture of rhizome of Haridra (turmeric) and roots of Daruharidra (barberry) and Yastimadhu (glycyrrhzia) mixed with honey
  • Apply an Anjana of seed of Cakramarda (Foetid Cassia) at bed time
  • Apply an Anjana of Laghu Haritki (smaller variety of chebulic myrobalan) with honey at bed time

Night Blindness (Naktandhya): This is a disease caused by the vitiation of Kapha and in which the patient is unable to see in the night but can see very well in the day light.


We have another variety of Night Blindness which is called Nyctalope or Nakulandhya in which patient in the day also sees peculiar outlines and his eyes (iris) shine like that of a mongoose (Nakula)



  • Leaves of Jivanti fried in ghee needs to be taken in 6 to 12 gram dose thrice a day
  • Leaf Juice (Svarasa) of Agastya - 12 to 14 ml or its Kalka - 12 to 24 gram fried in 10 gram ghee needs to be taken twice a day
  • Apply Anjana prepared from the fine powder of leaf stalk of Kapittha (wood apple) or its ash in honey sufficient to make a paste
  • Apply Anjana of Aja-Yakrt (Goat's Liver) concentrated in mixture of Triphala
  • Take equal parts of stamens of Sveta Kamala (White Lotus) and Nila Kamala (Blue Lotus). Wash in freshly prepared Gomaya Rasa and make a Varti. Apply it as Anjana with rose water in eyes
  • Anjana prepared from the juice of Sallaki (Indian Olibanum) upto 10 ml and honey upto 1 gram, needs to be applied twice a day
  • Mixture of leaf of Udumbara (gular fig) concentrated to the solid consistency can be used as Anjana
  • Prepare pottalika (small bag) of equal part of powder of root of Gambhari, fruit rinds of Haritki (chebulic myrobalan) and Amalaki (embelic myrobalan) and dip in distilled water. Few drops to be instilled in eyes from Pottalika
  • Mix Rasanjana - 600 mg in Nari Dugdha (human milk) - 10 ml and instill its 2 to 4 drops in the eyes or dissolve 1.25 gram of pure Rasanjana in 10 ml distilled water. Add 10 ml honey and instill its 2 to 4 drops into the eyes
  • Lepa of fruit rind of Haritki (chebulic myrobalan) fried in ghee and mixed in water to be applied on the eyes
  • Make a paste (Kalka) of root of Bhumayamlki with Saindhava Namak (Rock Salt) and Kanji in a copper bath and apply on the eyes as Lapa
In next post, I will talk about Cataract and few other eye diseases.

Overcome Eye Diseases with Ayurveda...Part1

Eyes Diseases are prevalent in most of the world but they are more found in the tropical countries and mostly at the time of monsoon when the moisture in the air is more and there is free communication of virus and bacteria from one human to another. Also, the changing weather makes the human beings little less strong in immunity which again leads to viruses and bacteria increased attacks. Ayurveda divides the Eye diseases in different types on the basis of their symptoms. Let us see some of the diseases and medicines for them.
Conjuctivitis (Netrabhisyanda): This is an eye disease characterized by the inflammation and rednesss of the conjuctiva accompanied by various types of pain and watery discharge from the eye. Its other symptoms include feeling of stiffness, burning sensation, heavyness ir itching in eys and headache. In some cases pus may also form.
  • Take Ghrta (Ghee) - 12 to 24 gram with meal or with 5 gram sarkara (raw sugar) thrice a day
  • Take 100 ml Dugdha (Milk) Siddha (prepared) in the decoction of Tripahla twice a day
  • Ghrta (Ghee) - 12 to 24 gram. Siddha in the decoction of Dasamula or of Triphala needs to be taken twice a day
  • Dugdha (Milk) Siddha - 100 to 250 ml. siddha with root of Satavari (wild asaparagus) - 12 to 24 gram and juice of Ardraka (Ginger) - 7 ml is to be taken thrice a day
External Applications:
  1. Foment the eye with cotton dipped in warm ghee or hot Aja Dugdha (Goat's milk) or warm Tila Taila (Gingelly oil)
  2. Make solution of Shudha Tankana (Purified Borax) in hot water and foment the eye
  3. Prepare Pottalika (Small bag) of hot payasa and foment the eye
  4. Netrabindu - Instil its 2 - 4 drops in the eyes 4 times a day
  5. Phulikadrava - Instil its 2 to 4 drops in the eyes 4 times a day
In my next post, I will talk about Trachoma and Night Blindness.

Which is your most preferred way to keep your body fit and away from diseases?