Monday, June 7, 2010

5 Herbs to Improve Vision|||||||


Bilberry can help protect the retina because of its high bioflavonoid content, it acts preventively rather than curatively. It also helps improve poor night vision if it's due to a deficiency in certain coloring pigments our eyes require.

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is a well-researched herb that may improve retinal deterioration and a host of other ailments such as memory loss, tinnitus and poor circulation, according to research reports.

Ginkgo is a leading herb for treating retinal deterioration. It's a free-radical scavenger and also acts preventively by increasing the flow of blood and nutrients to the retina.

Sties and conjunctivitis may respond to traditional remedies such as eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) or goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).

Although eyebright's benefits are not scientifically verified, herbalists successfully use it to treat conjunctivitis. Goldenseal's antibacterial effect has been scientifically documented. This potent herb, listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia from 1830 to 1955, helps reduce inflammation and was often used by Kickapoo Indians to treat eye irritation from autumn prairie smoke.

Eye exercises also help improve eye health. If you spend long hours reading, squeeze your eyes shut for a few seconds to increase blood flow to the area. Bathing your eyes in ice water also stimulates blood circulation.

Be well and stay up. Bless

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