Herbs for natural eye-care

Maintaining clear, sharp vision is important so we can continue to see and experience life to the fullest. Unfortunately, most of us do not give much thought to our eyes until our eyesight gets blurry. While some vision problems become more common as we get older, they can affect anyone at any age, some of which can dramatically affect the way we see, or even result in blindness.

Take care of your eyes

Taking good care of your eyes can help preserve your eyesight and stave off vision problems later in life.

Herbs for natural eye care

The following herbal extracts are known for improving eye health naturally while protecting against certain sight-threatening diseases.

Bog bilberry extract is a rich source of anthocyanidins. It promotes microcirculation for efficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the eyes and protects the capillaries from free-radical damage. Besides, it increases the production of rhodopsin, a pigment in the eye which improves night vision, Anthocyanidins have been touted to reduce the risk of developing glaucoma and cataracts.

 

Marigold extract provides two valuable active compounds known as lutein and zeaxanthin. They work by replenishing the macular pigment layer that helps filter blue light emitted from the sun, digital devices and LED lighting. This way, it protects the eyes from the
development of AMD and cataracts.

Eyebright has long been used to prevent recurrent eye infections (conjunctivitis) and other forms of eye-related irritation, besides soothing eyestrain. Wolfberry, also known as goji berry, provides high amounts of polysaccharides which help protect the eyes from diabetic retinopathy. Lycopene from tomato helps prevent cataract and AMD.