Coconut Water for Treating Cataracts. Does it Work?
I'm in my 70s and I have cataracts. I don't want to undergo surgery to remove them. I've read many articles that indicate using extra virgin organic coconut oil or preferably coconut water, as eye drops, to ultimately remove cataracts. What do you think? Safe? Potentially effective? Thanks in advance for your response.
Hello, and thank you for your question regarding using coconut oil or water for treating cataracts.
Firstly, from all reports, this method seems to work, although we have not seen it first hand. Using extra virgin coconut oil (must be organic) or fresh coconut water makes sense as cataracts are primarily caused by oxidation, and coconut oil and coconut water both contain powerful pro-oxidants (antioxidants).
The only problem I see (pardon the pun) with the oil is putting it in the eyes will make your eyesight blurry, although if you have cataracts your eyesight is probably already blurry anyway. Doing this before bedtime would be the most logical.
With the coconut water, you should only ever use FRESH coconut water from a young coconut, so you would need to have access to these. Water from an unopened coconut is free from bacteria and pathogens. To apply, use an eye dropper and place several drops in each eye twice daily. For the oil, smear enough in each eye to sufficiently cover the lens.
You can read more about coconut water for treating cataracts in this article here... Coconut Water for Cataracts.
And for more info on treating cataracts naturally, have a read of this Q&A I recently did on the subject... Natural Remedy for Cataracts.
Hope this helps.
Good luck and all the best!
Troy (Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach/Specialist)