Revitalize Your Vision with Ayurvedic Eye Treatments

In past decades the number of eye patients has increased, it might be due to over use of computers, mobile, late-night work schedules poor diet habits, and so on. Ayurveda has a detailed description of various diseases related to the eyes. The detailed description of ophthalmology is well explained in Sushruta Samhita and other texts of Ayurveda.

चक्षुः तेजोमऽयं तस्य विशेषात् श्लेष्मणो भयं।

As per Ayurveda text eye is referred to as a dyanendriya means the one who is responsible for receiving information i.e. sensory organ. The eye is the body of the specific organ where it receives or perceives colors. It is predominantly having a majority of Agni mahabhuta. As we know fire and water are specifically having opposite characteristics. The same thing is applicable while dealing with the disease of the eyes, it is mostly affected by the water-dominant Kapha doshas.

Causes of Eye diseases according to ayurvedic text:

The causative factors for eye disease are as follows;

उष्णभितत्पस्य जलप्रवेशाद् दूरेक्षणात स्वप्नविपर्ययाच।

प्रसक्त संरोदन कोपशेक क्लेशाभिघातादतिमैथुनाच्च॥

शुक्तारनालाम्लकुल्थमाषविषे बणा व्देग विनिग्रहाच्च।

स्वेदादथो धूमनिषेवाणच्च छर्देविघाताव्दमनाति योगात्।

बाष्पग्रहात् सुक्षनिरीक्षणाच्च नेत्रे विकारान् जनयन्ति दोषाः॥

सु. ऊ. २६/२७

In the above shloka, the various causative factors are described, and for the understanding, factors are divided into the following categories.

Dietary factors:  Vidahi food (food causing a burning sensation like bhel, panipuri, etc.), high spicy food, alcoholic beverages

Vihaar:  Late night sleeping, long working without taking rest, excessive crying, holding tear urges, excessive fear, excessive anger, working in a dusty atmosphere, looking at tiny objects for too long, sitting or working at high-intensity light, working on a laptop or mobile without adjusting the screen light.

Incoming factors:  Injury, infection, and sudden exposure to high intensity of light.

As a complication:  Diseases like diabetes, and thyroid can cause various eye diseases as a result of complications.

Diseases:

  • Strain on eyes while reading
  • Dryness of eyes
  • Redness of eyes
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Headache while reading
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Corneal Disease

Some easy tips to maintain eye health:

  • Rose water: If you are suffering from burning eyes or redness due to exposure to heavy strain or heat, then rose water can be beneficial for you. Just add some good-quality rose water drops to your eyes. Or dip a cotton pad into rose water and place it on your eye after closing them for a few minutes. You feel the difference within some time.
  • Fresh milk: Un-boiled milk is another quick and effective medicine for dryness & redness of the eyes. Just dip a cotton pad into fresh un-boiled milk and place it on your closed eyes for a few minutes. You feel the difference within some time.
  • Using Sunglasses:  While roaming in withe and or sun or riding a bike always use good-quality sunglasses. This not only helps you protect yourself from UV rays but also covers your eye from heavy wind waves, which is one reason to vitiate a Vaata dosha.
  • Applying Kaajal or Anjan: Applying a good quality of Kaajal made up of ghee is the best remedy to improve eyesight.

*(Applying Kaajal, using rose water and fresh milk dip are not to perform while having contagious eye disease. Before any use please consult your doctor.)*

Exercise for eyes:

  • Movement of eyes in circular motion clockwise and anti-clockwise
  • Movement of eyes from left to right and vice versa.
  • Up and down movement
  • Rubbing your palms on each other until they get warm, and then place them immediately on your eyes to feel the warmth. Repeat at least two to three times.
  • Do Trataka meditation

For better results do the above-mentioned exercise at least five times for good eye health.

Trataka Meditation:

Light up a candle or a diya. (If possible try to light up a ghee diya.) Place it at such a place that it should be in a straight line with your eyes & keep it away from you at a distance of one and a half meters. Sit in a comfortable sitting position on the ground. Start staring at Diya without blinking the eyelids. Continue this process until water comes from your eyes. Then gently rub your palms until they get warm and place on your eyes. This is an ideal way of practicing trataka meditation. Try to carry out this process in a dark room and avoid heavy and powerful light exposure after doing trataka.

Some Ayurvedic and panchakarma remedies:

Common treatment

  • Take Triphala churna (250mg) with an uneven quantity of ghee and honey twice a day.
  • Have a spoonful of Chyavanprasha in the morning empty stomach.

Panchakarma Therapies:

Paadabhyanga: Paad means limbs or legs whereas abhyanga is the application of oil. The procedure of application of oil to the legs especially to the sole or feet is called paadabhyanga. As per Ayurvedic text feet originate two types of naadi which are responsible for the health of both eyes. Doing daily paadabhyanga helps to improve vision and conserve health.

Netra Tarpan: It is a process of pouring melted medicated ghee over eyes held in a vessel made up of black gram flour dough. The word tarpan is referring to calmness. It also means to give strength. The netra tarpan process provides strength to eyes at different levels of the eye structure such as Pakshma Mandal, Shukla Mandal, Krushna Mandal, Tara Mandal, etc.

Raktamokshana: Raktamokshana is a process of letting out blood through various bloodletting procedures. Most of the eye disorders or diseases are due to Rakta and Pitta imbalance. To flush out this vitiated dosha from the body Raktamokshana procedures tend to be more effective. This procedure helps to rebuild and reform microcells in the eye region.

Nasya: Nasya is a procedure of introduction of medicated oil or ghee through the nostrils. This process helps to strengthen the eyes by alleviating the Vata dosha responsible for various eye disorders.

Other panchakarma procedures such as Vamana, Virechana, and Basti also have their benefits in maintaining eye health and eliminating toxins from the body. These three panchakarma procedures are done according to necessity and condition according to the disease.

Pathya & Apathya in eye diseases:

Vegetable like drumsticks, Aamla, jeevanti shaak, and parwal are beneficial while treating diseases of the eyes.

Things to avoid heavy fried, fermented, sour foods, excessive salty food, heavily spicy, alcohol consumption, and smoking are hazardous for those who are suffering from eye diseases.

The above-mentioned medication and panchakarma procedures are for the sake of information. Please consult your doctor before performing it.

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A Simple Ayurvedic Diet Plan For Every Person To Be Healthy: Part 4

In the last three blogs, we have seen the various components of diet and food to consume daily healthily as per Ayurveda. In this blog, we will explore some other options for morning breakfast and evening snacks. And also see some foods to avoid to prevent illness.

Options for breakfast or small hunger in the evening:

One can have Upma, Shira, Poha (if don’t have acidity), Rajira Laddu, Dry fruit or laddu of dry fruits, Daliya & Rice puff simply toasted with ghee and salt chillies are preferred.

Avoid having Idli, Dosa; or yesterday’s leftover food for breakfast as it can cause my gut issues like acidity bloating, etc.

Fruits: 

Fruits generally advised by ayurveda doctors are Anjeer (figs), Mosambi (Sweet lime), Pomegranate, amla, Khajoor (dates), Watermelon, Musk melon are advised to eat.

Fruits like mango, banana, chiku, custard apple, and guava are advised to avoid people tending to have cough and congestion.

Also, seasonal natural and local fruits from your habitats are advised to be consumed according to the season and Prakriti.

Milk and its product:

Good quality cow milk or buffalo milk is advised to be consumed after properly heating it. One can have curd occasionally, and buttermilk with a pinch of rock and black salt. A well-prepared ghee at home is advised to eat regularly to boost the metabolism.

Things to avoid:

All types of bakery products like biscuits, bread & their by-products like pizza, burger, etc. All types of farsaan or namkeen, along with packed food like chips and fries etc. Avoid carbonated drinks soda, or soft drinks. Also, leftover food, processed cheese, and mayonnaise are advised to avoid various health issues.

Conclusion: All the above-mentioned ayurvedic diets can be consumed by every person without any disruption in their health routine. But the diet can differ from person to person as per their health condition and dosha situation.

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A Simple Ayurvedic Diet Plan For Every Person To Be Healthy: Part 3

In the last two blogs we have seen about roti, daal, sabji & rice. Moving on to other components of Indian platters in this blog we will discuss lentils, food timing, and Pathya, or the right way of consuming water.

Beans or lentils:

All lentils like Rajma, Chana, Chole, Matki, and Watana are advised to be eaten in lesser quantities or avoided if have bloating or gas issues. If you have been advised  to consume then  first roast it on the pan medium flame for a few minutes, then add asafoetida (hing), curry leaves, garlic, ginger, and coconut paste and pressure cook it and give simple tadka without having much masala.

Sprouts are advised to avoid totally as they are responsible for creating the imbalance in all three doshas. (Details will be seen in another blog or post on Instagram @ayurvidhi_clinic).

Timing for meal:

Ayurveda suggests eating your meal whenever you feel hungry it’s the right time to eat. But still for the sake of understanding as per the Ayurveda biological clock lunch should be done between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM & dinner should be between 5 PM to 7 PM is the best time for your meal.

Instruction while eating food: Chew foods properly, have small bites, avoid discussion or talking, and use a mobile or TV while eating food.

These are some small changes that can improve your gut health and digestion.

Water:

Always try to consume water after boiling and cooling it. Consume water only whenever you feel thirsty, and try always to drink water while sitting by taking sip by sip.

Avoid drinking water immediately before and after meals. One can have a little amount of water while having a meal for good digestion of food.

Avoid drinking water directly from the fridge, to avoid gastric issues. One can have lukewarm water in the cold season. In the summer season one can cool water stored in earthen-wear pot.

In the next blog will see other components in diet. To be continued…

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A Simple Ayurvedic Diet Plan For Every Person To Be Healthy: Part 2

Last blog we have seen about what choice you have to make while having roti, daal & rice. In this blog we will discuss about what veggies to eat, as per the normal diet plan according to Ayurveda.

Vegetables which are in the form of fruits are mostly acceptable to eat regularly.  Vegetables like bottle gourd (lauki), pointed gourd or (parwal), ladyfinger, Ridge gourd (turai), Sponge gourd or Lauffa, Green pumpkin (tinda), white brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, Red-pumpkin (kaddu); French beans are some vegetable widely accepted by the ayurvedic physician.

All vegetables are advised to make simple sabzi without a heavy load of masala and puree. The recipe is simple sauté the vegetables by adding ghee or cold-pressed oil, mustard, and cumin, add some ginger garlic paste, add washed chopped vegetables to it; then add some coriander seed powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder & some salt to taste & cook on low flame until it’s cooked well.

Vegetables like beans, drumsticks, broad beans, cluster beans, banana flowers, and bitter gourd are also appreciated in moderate proportion.

Leafy vegetables:

Amaranthus (both green and red) and chaulai, are preferred in the Ayurvedic diet. Palak, Methi & Dil (Shepu) are advised in proportion.

They are advised to make it simple. Just add freshly chopped any of the above veggies in a simple tadka of ghee/ oil, with mustard, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, and salt in it.

People having any symptoms of acidity like burning in the stomach, acid refluxes, or other digestive issues are advised to avoid the above vegetables or consult your ayurvedic physician.

All the above-mentioned vegetable and greens are advised to eat on a regular basis. One can have them with various combinations and shuffle to avoid the boredom of same diet.

In the next blog, we will see other components of the diet. To be continued…

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A simple ayurvedic diet plan for every person to be healthy: Part 1

Ayurveda is a science of life. It has its own theory of treating diseases with basic herbal recommendations and diet, based on thousands of years of research. Ayurveda has a strong belief that diseases can be formed by eating an unhealthy diet or food and treated excellently with healthy wholesome food. As an ayurvedic practitioner, it’s my duty to aware patient about good healthy food them and rule out unhealthy food habits. In this blog series, we going to have a look at some basic rules that one can follow in their daily routine to keep their health on track.

Whenever we say one should focus on their diet people get curious about what to eat? What to not? What changes to make? Does it need any fancy veggies for it? And so on the list goes. In this blog, we are going to find out what a simple Ayurvedic diet will be generally prescribed by an Ayurvedic physician.

So let’s start with it. The first thing most important in every Indian house is chapatti or roti. A normal wheat roti or chapatti is preferred in a regular day-to-day diet.  But eating a fulka can help you get digesting it much easier.  If you are on the radar of diabetes then go for Jawar or Bajara roti (Bhakari in Marathi). These two grains are high in fiber and low in glycemic index. As per Ayurveda, they all are regular dietary foods to have; because they are good for your bone health, good for overall health, etc.

On number two we have rice. There is too much debate on whether to eat or not to eat rice. But as per Ayurveda, rice is one of the important food items in the diet. But it has some ground rules while cooking and consuming. First thing first rice means local white rice it might be your coloum, jeera colum, basmati, HMT, kaali mooch, etc. whatever you like. It has to be unpolished rice, the second basic rule. It should be eaten at lunchtime and avoid eating at dinner. These basic rules can help you to get the rice benefits.

Number three Daal or Pulses or lentils. One can have Mong daal, Tur or Arhar daal in day to day lunch or dinner. The daal should be simply well-cocked and served with a good amount of ghee with it. The consistency of daal is to be liquid not to be thick. Avoid heavy tadka to daal to keep its nutrition. One can have a little tadka of ghee, mustard, cumin, or jeera; curry leaves, chopped garlic for taste. Avoid garam masala and other spices to avoid the acidity issues.

In the next blog, we will see another component of diet. To be continued…

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