Glaucoma is an eye disorder that disrupts the functioning of the optic nerve resulting in complete loss of vision. The disease generally affects the aged and causes no pain, therefore it is difficult to detect until the last stage.
One should remember to eat nutritious food enriched with collagen and lead a stress free life to treat glaucoma. We list for you the best natural cures for glaucoma.
This green vegetable contains carotenoid and vitamin A which are essential nutrients for curing glaucoma. Both nutrients improve the health of the eye tissues and the retina thus providing you with a healthy vision.
Also consume other green leafy vegetables. Zeaxanthin and lutein present in these vegetables are useful for the eye.
Extracts of this natural herb works wonders against glaucoma. The best part of the extract is that its juice can be applied directly in the eye. Squeeze out the juice and use a clean dropper to apply in the eye. The effectiveness of eyebright herb is so well known that it is used as one of the active ingredients in commercial eye drops.
This is another herb that releases oxygen in the human system upon consumption. The nutrients of ginkgo biloba help to flush out the harmful toxins settled in the eye tissues and cure glaucoma.
Best results against permanent blindness are obtained if ginkgo biloba is consumed along with zinc sulfate.
The nutrients from this fruit help to protect the retina from external factors like dust and sun’s rays and thus ensure proper working of the optic nerve. The pressure created in the eyes due to glaucoma is soon released upon consumption of bilberries. Moreover, the fruit also prevents the formation of cataract in old age.
This is one of the easiest available home remedies to cure glaucoma. Make sure to include fennel herbs in your daily salad to get rid of the pressure created in the eyes due to glaucoma.
You can also chew fennel seeds. The herb can also be boiled in water to prepare a solution that tastes like tea. Drink fennel tea or cool the solution to use as eyewash. Try this twice everyday for best results.
The extracts of this natural herb can restore vision if it is used during the initial stages of opacity of the retina. The nutrient pilocarpine present in jaborandi has been used in commercial eye products for more than 100 years now. However, the herb is rare and is grown only in rainforests.
Omega 3 fatty acid present in fishes and fish oil ensures eye health. Eat tuna or salmon fishes four days a week for lunch or substitute fish with commercially available fish oil. These will help keep the retina clear and restore normalcy of vision.
It has been medically proven that every person must consume 250 mg of vitamin C for every pound of body weight. This releases the pressure created on the optic nerve due to glaucoma and gives you healthy vision. So eat vitamin C enriched food like citrus fruits.
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