All of our senses are equally significant and we should take care of them and do what’s necessary to prevent any potential problems. However, since this article will be dedicated to sight, you will have a chance to learn what some magnificent herbs for your eye health area. From kitchen herbs that make our meals more delicious to those we use for tea, you probably have most of these plants in your kitchen already.  

Eyebright 

You are probably familiar with the term eyebright, which is a herb used to make teas, tinctures and homeopathic eye drops. It can hasten recovery from conjunctivitis (if the outside lining of the eye is red and irritated). 

Ginkgo 

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This herb is great for improving blood flow to the retina. According to research, its extracts improve vision in people with glaucoma. Because it also works as an antioxidant, it can protect nerve cells, including those in the eye.

Coleus

Because of the forskolin that it contains, eye drops made of coleus have been shown to reduce the production of fluid within the eye, which means they reduce pressure as well. This is quite relevant in the treatment of glaucoma.

It’s important to mention that in order to avoid any eyesight problems, you will also need to protect your eyes from the sun properly. This is even more important if you live in a tropical region or in a city that is sunny most of the time. Wear sunglasses whenever you have to, but try not to expose yourself to sun rays too much.

You should also consider checking your eyesight regularly, so you might want to look for an optometrist who’s an expert in their field. For example, those who live in Australia can find a good optometrist in Sydney, if they are in or near this city. If you come from another country, check out the best options near you.

Green tea

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Containing antioxidants, green tea can mop up free radicals—substances that create oxidative damage underlying many chronic diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Treating retinal cells with green tea’s polyphenols can protect them from damage from ultraviolet light.

Bilberry 

Bilberry is the botanical cousin of blueberry and cranberry and it’s also amazing when it comes to taking care of your eyesight, because of its potent antioxidant flavonoids called anthocyanins. They say if you eat it, you can improve your night vision. 

Passionflower

This climbing vine is magnificent for eye care. Its extract can be used for healing eye strain and it can also do wonders as a nerve relaxer. With it, you can relax the blood vessels in the eyes. This link can help you get the information on how to use it properly. 

Grape seed extract

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This herb is not just amazing for improving circulation, but it’s also a wonderful way to take care of your eyes. It strengthens the retina and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. Since it contains antioxidants, many people are interested in it. It has many benefits and you should always have it near.

Asphalatus

If you want to maintain healthy eyesight, this herb is exactly what you need. It was discovered in South Africa and has been used for thousands of years. Being abundant with nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, antioxidants, and magnesium, it should be a part of your must-have collection.

If you have a chance, provide yourself with all these herbal remedies because they are magical and they do wonders when it comes to maintaining healthy eyes. The list of herbs you can use is even longer, but this is something you can start with. With this collection, you won’t have any problems with your sight for sure.

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