Cataract is a common eye disease, most apparent in elderly people. A cataract is essentially an area around the lens of a persons eye that has become opaque or whitish, thus diminishing their quality of vision.
The first sign of a cataract is blurry vision, then as the disease progresses the patient may get double vision or spots (or both).
Causes of Cataract
- Deterioration in the nutrition of the lens
- Deposits of acids and salts between the lens fibres
- Disintegrations of lens fibres which cloud the entire lens in the absence of appropriate measures
- Poison in the blood stream to dietetic errors
- Local irritation
- Excessive intact of alcohol, sugar, salt
- Some physical ailments like gastrointestinal ailments and gall-bladder disturbances
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Fatty acid intolerance
- Some drugs prescribed for other diseases
Home Remedies for Cataract
Some experiments have shown that nutrient deficiencies have caused, or been contributing factors, cataract. Pantothenic acids, amino acids, tryptophane, and vitamin B6 (needed for tryptophane assimilation). Therefore the diet in a cataract patient should be high in vitamins B2, B6, the entire B complex group, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, D, E, and other nutrients.
Seven kernels can be ground finely with half a gram of black pepper in half a cup of water a drunk 1-2 times a day. This concoction helps the eyes regain their vigor.
The use of unprocessed pure honey is a very effective remedy for a cataract, used widely by the Egyptians. A few drops of this should be put in the eyes.
An equal amount of aniseed and coriander powder should be mixed with one teaspoon of brown sugar taken in 12 gram doses in the morning and evening will be very helpful.
2-3 raw garlic cloves should be eaten daily, be sure to chew slowly so they are absorbed in the oral area. The garlic will help clean the crystalline lens of the eye.
When growing up we all knew that carrots were highly beneficial for our eyes. Therefore cataract patients should consume 2-3 raw carrots daily and even drink 2-3 glasses of raw carrot juice split so half is being consumed in the morning and half is being consumed in the evening.
Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for our eyes, in fact it spends much of its life swimming in the lenses of our eyes.
Most vitamin E comes from high fatty foods, but there are some foods you can find that have just as much and in some cases it is easier to absorb. Almonds and mangoes along with wheat germ contain high amounts of easily absorbable vitamin E.