Eye Care, Natural Herbal Way                   by  Janice Kumar

Eyes are one of the most neglected parts of the body. As long as they are not giving us trouble, we tend to ignore them. However, it is most important to take care of them for long term health and trouble free life.

There are three major vitamins which have been seen to be beneficial to the eyes.

Vitamin A prevents night blindness. It is found in a plenty in carrots, apricots, turnips and green leafy vegetables, so it makes ample sense to include these foods in one's diet.

Vitamin E reduces the risk of cataract. It is found in almonds, sunflower seeds, whole grains and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin C helps reduce the risk of glaucoma and macular degeneration. It is found in citrus fruits and tomatoes. It therefore makes eminent sense to drink a glass of water with a lemon squeezed in, first thing in the morning.

Now for some simple Eye Care Tips

Add 1 teaspoon of  Triphala powder in half  a cup of water and mix well. Rinse eyes well with this mix every morning. It will sting a bit but will revitalize the eyes.

Soak cotton pads in rosewater. Close the eyes and put these pads on the eye lids for a few minutes before going to bed. They will refresh and clean the eyes of pollutants. Alternatively, you may freeze pure Rose water in ice trays and put those cubes on the eye lids and eyes to feel totally refreshed.

Get proper nutrition for the eyes. Soak 5 to 6 almonds in water overnight. peel in the morning, grind coarsely with black pepper or sugar and chew well.

Stop computer screen strain by switching to LCD monitors. Alternatively affix an anti glare screen over your regular monitor. Keep enough distance between your computer screen and your eyes. An arms length is recommended. It is also recommended to get a screen that allows for height adjustment to ensure that the neck and eyes don't get unnecessarily strained.

Some simple tips for Great Vision

Try to stroll barefoot for about 10 minutes on dew laden grass every morning. Let the green plants, grass and flowers refresh your eyes.

Splash your eyes with cold water 5-7 times a day to keep out pollutants and keep the eyes refreshed.

Use sun glasses while moving in bright sunshine. Protect your eyes and prevent eye strain

Avoid dusty and smoky environment. Keep car windows closed while driving.

Keep a light source behind yourself while working to prevent eye strain.

Keep an optimal light level in the room. Keep it neither too dark, nor too bright. This helps prevent eye strain and keeps the eyes comfortable.

Current lifestyles, high pollution levels, and lack of health focus, means people generally do not find time to take care of their lives. A little effort goes a long way and helps prevent long term eye problems. It therefore makes sense to develop an eye care regimen that will go a long way to help maintain healthy eyes.


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