Best Natural Remedy for Glaucoma Yet Discovered!
I was told glaucoma is hereditary and you must be a certain age in order for them to provide a treatment. I'm just wondering if there is a natural/home remedy for this?
Hi Diana, and thank you for your question regarding a natural (or home remedy) for glaucoma.
Firstly, the "hereditary" theory is debatable and still yet to be proven. But putting that aside, yes there is (are) natural remedies and treatments for glaucoma that work.
Here's 5 of the best...
#1. Lower Your Blood Pressure and Insulin Levels: According to Dr Axe, one of the precursors to glaucoma can be high blood pressure. So if your blood pressure is high, you need to get it down. Have a read of our natural remedies for high blood pressure article here for some excellent tips on how to lower your blood pressure naturally, rather than having to rely on harmful pharmaceuticals... A Natural Remedy for High Blood Pressure That Works Fast!
Lowering your insulin levels will also reduce your blood pressure, and in turn, reduce the pressure on your eyes. Take a heaped teaspoon of cinnamon (one of the best insulin lowering foods there is) 3 times daily before each main meal.
#2. Healthy Diet: This is so important. Eating fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants and carotenoids is crucial for the health of the eyes and preventing and treating glaucoma. Orange and yellow veggies, along with blueberries, raspberries, goji berries and cherries are the best. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, processed foods and sugar is also crucial as these all exacerbate glaucoma and other eye disorders.
#3. Supplements: Certain supplements are terrific for helping prevent and treat glaucoma. Some of these include...
Fish oil - Promotes healthy retinal function (6,000 mg's a day).
Vitamin D3 - Crucial for eye health (3,000 IU per day).Co-Q10
- Helps prevent free radical damage to the eyes (300-500 mg's a day).
Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids - Crucial for healthy eyes and vision (2,000 mg's a day).Bilberry
- This anthocyanoside extract contains flavonoids that help support eye function and improve blood flow (320 mg's daily).
Magnesium - Improves blood flow and relaxes blood vessel walls (be sure to take a highly absorbable magnesium supplement such as this one
Cayenne pepper - Very powerful blood vessel dilator. Increases blood flow and relaxes blood vessels (1 teaspoon per day or as much as you can handle!)
#4. Exercise: Exercise lowers insulin levels and blood pressure levels. Aerobics, weight training and rest-pause type training are the best. Exercise works very well for reducing the effects of eye disorders. Even Dr Joseph Mercola strongly recommends this one.
#5. Frankincense Essential Oil: I've saved the best one for last. Many glaucoma sufferers have received astonishing results from the use of frankincense oil. In fact, it's been repeatedly demonstrated to substantially improve eyesight.
Apply 2-3 drops of the oil twice daily on cheeks and lateral eye area morning and evening. Or, place 2-3 drops of frankincense oil in your palm dropped directly from the bottle. Rub palms together, then cup your palms over your OPEN eyes for three minutes (or more). Never put frankincense oil directly into your eyes though as it can burn. In addition, only ever use a high quality therapeutic grade frankincense oil such as this one... Radha Frankincense Oil.
So I hope these tips help you out Diana.
Good luck and all the best to you!