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Traditional eye care techniques in Ayurvedic medicine

Written by Andrew Mason

Ayurveda is rich in techniques and practises to cleanse and rebalance the body. Here we share some fascinating and ancient techniques to treat the eyes.

Ayurveda, India’s traditional healing system has much to say on the subject of eye care and eye remedies.  Approaches to healing the eye fall into three basic categories, these are: external applications i.e.: collyriums (eye wash) applied directly into or the area about the eye. Internal remedies i.e.: medicines taken orally to promote eye health, and finally, non-corporeal approaches such as the use of astrological amulets, recitation of mantra or the performance devotional acts.

In this article we will explore the first and second remedial measures mentioned above. Some are simple, some complex but all are commonly recommended day-to-day remedies in India.

Ayurveda is very much a living tradition, most of its practices time honoured and trusted to deliver relief from suffering; this article describes some of the recipes and their uses, but should not be taken as medical advice.

Note: Please do note that application of anything in the eyes must be administered by an experienced and qualified practitioner only.  

Andrew Mason is an expert in Eastern Alchemy. He started studying holistic medicine 20 years ago and completing his training as an Ayurveda practitioner in 2006. He then undertook a unique and intensive apprenticeship in the East, learning the closely guarded processes involved in the manufacturing of these ancient remedies. Since his return to the U.K., Andrew has undertaken the task of recording and cataloguing these traditional processes, preserving these techniques which in some cases would have remained as a tenuous oral tradition.
For more information please visit: www.neterapublishing.com

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason is an expert in Eastern Alchemy. He started studying holistic medicine 20 years ago and completing his training as an Ayurveda practitioner in 2006. He then undertook a unique and intensive apprenticeship in the East, learning the closely guarded processes involved in the manufacturing of these ancient remedies. Since his return to the U.K., Andrew has undertaken the task of recording and cataloguing these traditional processes, preserving these techniques which in some cases would have remained as a tenuous oral tradition.
For more information please visit: www.neterapublishing.com

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