Ayurvedic Treatment of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
About Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Conjunctivitis is a common eye problem that is also known as pink eye. Pink eye is simply an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and lies over the white part of the eye.
Causes of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
There are a number of different causes of the conjunctivitis or pink eye. The common causes are listed below:-
- Viruses, bacteria such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.
- Irritants like shampoos, dirt, smoke as well as pool chlorine.
- Allergy from dust or pollen.
Symptoms of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
The common symptoms of conjunctivitis or pink eye are listed below:
- There will be the Redness in the white part of the eye.
- Redness in the inner eyelid also.
- Increased amount of tears.
- Itching in the eyes.
- Yellow discharge from the eyes after sleep.
- Sometimes green or white discharge from the eyes.
- Burning sensation in the eyes.
- Blurred vision or increased sensitivity to the light.
Conjunctivitis and Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a natural system of healthcare that has its roots in India. There are three doshas of the body which are considered as the energies or forces of the body. Ayurveda says, any imbalance in any of these doshas results in the health problem. In order to maintain a healthy body, Ayurveda helps to balance all these doshas in a natural way.
Conjunctivitis is known as "Abhishyanda", in Ayurveda. Ayurveda considers diet, lifestyle as well as exercise as important factors in maintaining the overall health of the body.
Herbal Remedies for Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies like Aller-G Care and Vara Churna for ayurvedic treatment of conjunctivitis (pink eye). These herbal remedies are manufactured from 100% pure and natural herbs; without the use of any chemicals, binders, fillers, colors, yeast, starch, preservatives or additives. These herbal remedies are prepared under the supervision of renowned Ayurveda experts.
1. Aller G Care
Aller-G care is the best for maintaining healthy eyes. It is prepared using the pure extracts of useful herbs that are mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for many other health benefits too. The herbs that are used in these capsules are Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albezzia lebbock) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).
Dosage - 1-2 capsules, twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
Another wonderful product from the house of Planet Ayurveda in order to maintain healthy eyes is Triphala powder. It is made from the combination of three excellent herbs which include Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica).
How to use - Mix 30 g of this powder in a half liter of water and boil this mixture. Using this mixture, wash your eyes two times a day.
In order to manage the symptoms of conjunctivitis, diet plays an important role. There are some foods that are hard to digest. These foods should be avoided. Hot, oily as well as spicy foods should also be avoided as they may worsen this health problem by producing more inflammation in the eyes. Sour substances should be taken in a limited amount. Intake of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables have a cooling effect on the body and hence are good option for managing the symptoms of conjunctivitis.