Cataract is a common eye disease in which the area of lens in eye of a person turns opaque or whitish. It causes inability of focus and blurred vision. With the passage of time cataract becomes thicker and finally can cause blindness.

Cataract is mainly caused due to three factors such as; disintegration of lens fibers, deterioration in the nutrition of the lens and deposits of acids and salts between the lens fiber. Some other causes for cataract can be diabetes, aging, down-syndrome, eye injury and many more.

Cataract Home Remedies

There are several home remedies for cataract which can prove to be effective when tried at home in a proper manner. Some of the popular home remedies for cataract are:

1. One of the most effective remedies for cataract is to consume garlic (two to three cloves) every day. All you need to do is chew raw garlic cloves slowly. Garlic is very helpful in cleansing the lens of your eye. Those having acidity problem should be careful while taking garlic.

2. Carrot is considered to be one of the best remedies for cataract. Daily eat lots of raw carrots. Those who do not like to eat raw carrots can drink fresh carrot juice twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.

3. Another effective home remedy is to apply pumpkin flower juice on the eyelids twice daily.

4. Try to consume cauliflower, fenugreek, few nuts, dates, figs, spinach, turnips, soaked raisins and drum sticks. They are very good for cataract.

5. Eating raw salad dressed with lemon juice or olive oil is also equally beneficial.

6. Consuming grapes and oranges on regular basis is also very effective.

7. You can even try putting honey drops into the eyes which can also be very helpful in treating cataract.

8. Another efficient home remedy is to take Epsom salts bath. All you need to do is soak yourself in a bathtub with hot water containing Epsom salts. Stay in the bath for 25 to 35 minutes until you perspire freely. Cool off immediately after bath. Remember to keep your eyes closed while taking bath.

9. Try to avoid white bread, cream, puddings, sugar, boiled potatoes, rice, pies, sauces, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee, refined cereals and puddings.

10. Avoid alcohol consumption.

11. Aniseed is one of the efficient home remedies for cataract. Mix equal quantities of coriander powder and aniseed with brown sugar (one teaspoon). Take 12 grams of this mixture every morning and evening.

12. Take seven kernels of almond and half gram of pepper and grind them together. Now put this mixture into half cup of water and also add a teaspoon of sugar candy. Drink this mixture. It can be very beneficial for your eyes.

13. Consume a diet rich in vitamin B2, vitamin B6, entire B complex group, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and pantothetich acid.

14. Grind two pieces of cardamom and mix them in a glass of milk. Now boil it and consume once it is lukewarm. Drink this milk every night.

There are several home remedies for cataract which are cost-effective, simple and easy to follow.

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