A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision and some time blindness. Cataract is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. In Ayurveda there are some simple and natural remedies which can be used to prevent cataract.
Make tea of Triphala powder and wash your eye with this tea for 2-3 times. This will clear and prevent further growth of cataract. Do it at least for 1 month regularly early in morning and before going to bed. After 1 month if you are feeling good about your vision then continue this for life time.
One drop of pure castor oil (without preservatives) placed in the eye at bedtime lubricates the cornea and the conjunctiva and helps to remove molecules of kapha from the lens. In this way one can prevent cataracts from developing.
Herbal Remedy used internally
- Punernava(Boerhavia diffusa) 5 parts
- Satavari(Indian asparagus) 3 parts
- Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri ) 3 parts
Take 1/2 teaspoon of this herbal mixture twice a day with warm water as a preventative measure against cataracts. As with the triphala eyewash, you may continue using this formula as long as you wish.