Ayurvedic Eye care

Ayurvedic Eye CareEye care

1. Cool Water Wash

Early in the morning when you wash your face, fill your mouth with cool water – traditionally, you are not supposed to swallow or spit our the water, but keep it in your mouth –  while splashing cool water over your open eyes.

2. Rose water eye drops

You can buy rose water from a health food store, or prepare a solution of rose water yourself.  This solution will immediately soothe any eye irritation.

  • 1 ounce of distilled or purified water
  • 5 drops of pure rose water

Simply use the solution to rise your eyes, or use it as a eye drop.  Also an eye cup can be used to rince your eyes.

* make sure the water is neither too cold or too hot.

3. For Bloodshot eyes

Drink a cup of fresh orange juice with 1/2 teaspoon of natural sugar and a pinch of cumin.

4. For the simplest and best remedy for irritated eyes

Put a single drop of pure, genuine castor oil (have to without any preservatives), into your eyes at bedtime.  Rubbing a little castor oil on the soles of your feet at bedtime also helps.

*Wear a pair of an old socks to prevent the oil from staining your bedsheets.

5. High Pitta (acidity) causing eye irritation.

  • 1/2 teaspoon Shatavari, pinch of Shanka bhasma – Take it twice a day for 2 weeks with a little warm water.
  • Aloe vera gel (2 tablespoon 3 times a day) also pacifies acidity
  • Mix an equal part of Shanka pushpi and Jatamamsi – Take 1/2 teaspoon twice a day for 2 weeks

– Secrets of Ayurvedic Self-Healing:  Vasant Lad –  http://www.ayurveda.com/

– the image credit: omnieyecarecenter.com


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