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10 Myths About Ayurvedic Eye Drops | Eye Opener

10 Myths About Ayurvedic Eye Drops | Eye Opener

When it comes to eyes, no one would want to take any chance. After all, it is the most sensitive and vital part of our body. But can we rely on Ayurveda to treat our eyes well? This is a burning question nowadays among health-conscious people. Allopath takes this fear as an advantage. We have recently seen some videos where Allopath practitioners openly challenge Ayurvedic medicines’ potency, especially eye drops. This article will discuss 10 myths about Ayurvedic Eye Drops, keeping people away from their immense benefits.


1.      Myth 1: Eyes do not need any additional cleaning; hence, Ayurvedic eye drops do nothing

TRUTH: Eyes have a natural functioning of automatically cleansing, which entirely depends upon a person’s immunity. If eyes had entirely relied upon its autoimmune system, then the eyes’ inflammation would not have happened to anyone. There are several factors behind the contamination of eyes. That is why Ayurveda recommends substances like Triphala, Daru Haldi, etc., for eye cleansing. These substances not only cleanse eyes but also keep the overall eye health intact.


2.      Myth 2: All Ayurvedic eye drops contain preservatives

TRUTH: Preservatives are not good things, which we agree but these are also extensively used in allopathic eye drops. Anything which has less shelf life is preserved using preservatives, be it a natural or synthetic substance. Preservatives are found of many grades in the market. There are suitable preservatives that do much lesser harm than other preservatives. But certain substances are themselves preservatives and do not need any additional preservatives like distilled cow urine. All the eye drops available on this website are made up of distilled cow urine. Pure cow urine has a shelf life of few hours, increasing up to 24 months if refined. Hence, not all Ayurvedic eye drops contain preservatives.


3.      Myth 3: Ayurvedic eye drops can remove spectacles

TRUTH: As far as we know, no eye drop on Earth can assure you such a thing. Eyes get weak due to strain. When eye muscles get loose, we need a spectacle to see correctly. Eye drops have almost no role in removing spectacles. In such a case, eyes can either be corrected by retinal exercises or consumable herbs-fruits like Amla, Triphala, etc.


4.      Myth 4: Ayurvedic eye drops contain steroids that can damage the eyes in the long run

TRUTH: Steroids can be found in many natural substances like turmeric. Ayurvedic eye drops are made from various formulations. Most such formulations have a steroid in them. Nature knows very well about the number of steroids required by our body. That is why steroid is naturally found in various herbs in a controlled amount. There is nothing to panicked about natural steroids. The steroid is also found in the human body naturally.


5.      Myth 5: The burning sensation caused due to these eye drops is the main reason for eye inflammation

TRUTH: Some eye drops are made up of onion juice and honey or distilled cow urine. These eye drops cause some burning sensation when instilled into the eyes. If you do keep using such eye drops regularly, this sensation is reduced with time. This sensation is caused due to a thin layer of impurities on the eye. When this layer diminishes, you shall not feel the sensation as much as you used to handle it initially. If pitta dosh is imbalanced in the eyes, the person should use rose water instead of cow urine. Ayurvedic eye drops cure eye inflammation instead of being a cause of it.


6.      Myth 6: Ayurvedic eye drops are not well researched, hence should not be used

TRUTH: Research is required when we want to explore something which we were unaware of. Our sages had already done this task thousands of years ago, resulting in Ayurveda is a discipline. Ayurveda is a time-tested therapy for a long. West did not have confidence in old treatments, so they opposed Ayurveda and invented synthetic chemically oriented allopaths. Allopath does not understand the anatomy according to Ayurveda, that is why it tries to suppress Ayurveda. Most allopathic doctors do not take allopathic medicines and rely on Ayurveda for their treatment. They know that Ayurvedic medicines do not harm when taken appropriately. Some of these honest doctors even prescribe some Ayurvedic medication to their patients.


7.      Myth 7: Rosewater, honey, or eye drops containing both of these should not be used

TRUTH: Edible rose water or honey can safely be used on the eyes. It would be best to make sure that there is no preservative or essence in the rose water. Raw honey is best for the eyes. You should not use more than one drop of honey in each eye. Rosewater and honey are excellent eye cleansers. They also reduce eye strain and keep eyes fresh and healthy.


8.      Myth 8: Eye diseases like cataract cannot be treated from Ayurvedic eye drops

TRUTH: A cataract is caused due by imbalanced Kapha dosh in the eyes. The white or black layer on the eye pupil forms due to Kapha. Ayurvedic eye drops containing onion juice, honey, turmeric, Triphala, or distilled cow urine reduce Kapha. Any such good Ayurvediceye drop is 100% capable of curing cataract without surgery!


9.      Myth 9:  Ayurvedic eye drops are not suitable eye lubricants

TRUTH: Eyes do not need any lubricant except in certain conditions. Due to the seasonal effect, eyes can be dry. In such cases, Ayurvedic eye drops with rose water can prove to be a boon.


10.  Myth 10: Ayurvedic eye drops cause dryness & redness in the eyes

TRUTH: Dryness is caused due to vaat dosh, and redness is caused due to pitta dosh. Triphala and Gulab Jal helps in reducing vaat and pitta in the eyes. Then, how can Ayurvedic eye drops cause dryness & redness? If used in incorrect conditions, any medicine, be it allopathic, at the wrong time, or with incorrect formulation, can cause harm. This fact has no relation with Ayurved. Hence, it is advised that either you learn the basics of Ayurved or consult an expert who can help you choose the right Ayurvedic medicine.


I hope this article would help you in analyzing the real aspect of Ayurvedic eye drops. It is effortless to say that Ayurveda is old and incompetent but ask those people who have got second life due to this age-old therapy. There are ‘n’ number of people on this planet who got second life from Ayurved. We are not taking any treatment side, but the truth must be accepted equally by all of us. We must never forget that a patient’s life is far more important than a doctor’s profit.

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