Our vision is just one of those things we take for granted, until that awful moment when we start to realize it isn’t as good as it used to be. The human eye is an amazingly intricate and beautiful organ, culminating millions of years of evolution to provide something that can sense tiny variations in light and project them to the brain as real-time ultra-HD images. No fancy-schmancy TV could ever hope to compete with that!
But with something so intricate and delicately balanced, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Depending on a combination of your genetics and the environment you live in, your vision could begin to decline at any point in your life. After that, it’s regular trips to the optician and countless pairs of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Something you’d definitely want to avoid, if you could.
But what if there was a way to give your eyes a much-needed vacation and improve your vision in the process? While many optometrists would scoff at the idea of simple, natural remedies for improving eyesight and halting the decline of your vision, others would disagree. There’s plenty of people out there that can attest, first hand, to the vision-supporting powers of simple daily eye-friendly routines. Here’s a selection of the more popular eyesight remedies.
Ayurvedic practitioners place great faith in Triphala churna, the powdered form of a medicinal herb used for millennia in India and parts of Asia. In the literature, Triphala shows considerable promise as a general-purpose therapeutic herb, possessing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial and anticarcinogenic properties.
Considering its many therapeutic abilities, it’s perhaps no wonder that Ayurvedic practitioners often recommend a Triphala eyewash, otherwise known as a tridoshic eyewash. Rather than washing out clogged or tired eyes with straight water, soak your…