Although we use our eyes everyday, we rarely pay attention to them until there is some serious problem. You can
maintain perfect eyesight for most of your life by following some simple remedies.

An Important Aspect of Health
If you were asked, “Do you take care of your eyes once a week or at least once a month?”, the most common reply
would probably be in the negative. The eyes are considered to tbe the most important organ in ourt body and yet,
people neglect to care for them.

Although we use our eyes everyday, we rarely pay attention until there is some serious problem. Ayurveda advises to
take care of health while in a healthy state. You can maintain perfect eyesight for most part of your life by following
some simple remedies.

* Every morning after waking up, fill your mouth with water, close the eyes and sprinkle water on them about 10-15
times. Be sure, as Ayurveda advises, to wake up before sunrise. Do not use hot water to wash the eyes.

* Do not wash the eyes or face when the body is sweating, especially after hard physical exercise or after being
exposed to heat and sun.

* Do not stare continuously, specially while looking at long distance objects. Blinking or giving rest to the eyes is
good. Do not look at the objects in bright sunlight for a long time. Avoid reading, writing or working with eyes in
improper light, or when the light is not sufficient. Take a break and give rest to the eyes if you feel heaviness or
tiredness in the eyes.

* Staying up late in the night and sleeping after sunrise is harmful for the eyes. In case of staying up late, drink a cup
of water after each hour or half hour.

* Protect your eyes from dust, smoke, strong sunlight and strong wind. Avoid staying long in such conditions. In
case you have to stay, blink often and massage the closed eyes gently with your palms.

* Try to maintain regular and clean bowel movements. Constipation weakens the eyesight. In addition; too much
anxiety, mental stress, grief, anger and worry are harmful for the eyes.

* Regular eye exercise maintains perfect eyesight. One simple method of exercise is moving the eyeball – right and
left; upwards and downwards and rotating it in the clockwise and anti-clockwise directions.

* Another simple way of protecting of eyes is through ‘palming’. Rub the palms of both hands for about 30 seconds,
close the eyes and gently place the warm palms over the eyes.

* Eating cabbage and carrots is very beneficial for the eyes. These should be eaten raw. It is all right to drink cabbage
and carrot juice mixed together or separately.

* If Triphala (an Ayurvedic preparation) is available, you can wash the eyes with ‘Triphala water’. Put a teaspoonful of
Triphala powder in a glass of water, and let it stay overnight. Strain the water and wash the eyes with it.

* Putting one drop of honey in each eye once a week is also beneficial to the eyes. It causes a bit of irritation, but
cleans the eyes.

Try these remedies and keep your eyes healthy and beautiful. These remedies can be used by everyone, including
those having weak eyesight. Through these methods, one can even improve one’s weak eyesight and maybe even give
up the use of spectacles forever.

Ayurvedic tips

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Never use any home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.