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|Cataract is a common eye disease. A cataract refers to an area of the lens of a person's eye that has become whitish and
opaque instead of remaining clear. The result is that the person cannot see clearly.
The crystalline lens, through which light travels into the interior of the eye, is situated just behind the iris or colored portion of
the eye. In cataract, this lens becomes opaque, hence, seriously hampering the entrance of light into the eye. Blindness
ensues when no light rays can permeate the opacity of the lens.
The first sign of cataract is blurred vision. The patient finds it difficult to see things in focus. As the disease progresses, the
patient may get double vision or spots, or both.At first, vision in twilight may be better than in full daylight since light is
admitted round the more widely-dilated pupil in the dark.
|In the advanced stage, objects and persons may appear as mere blobs of light, and there is a grayish-white discoloration in
There are three factors which contribute to the loss of transparency of the lens. These are deterioration in the nutrition of the
lens which diminishes the vitality and resistance of the delicate lens fibres;, deposits of acids and salts between the lens
fibres which have an irritating effect on the lens tissues and exert an increasing pressure on its delicate fibres, gradually
destroying them; and disintegration of lens fibres which cloud the entire lens in the absence of appropriate measures.
As in the case of most diseases, poisons in the blood stream due to dietetic errors and a faulty style of living, are the real
cause of cataract The toxic matter in the blood stream spreads throughout the body to find shelter in any available weak
spot. It strikes the lens if it has become weak through strain, excessive use of the eyes, and local irritation. The condition
becomes worse with the passage of time and then a cataract starts developing. Other causes of cataract are stress and
strain; excessive intake of alcoholic drinks, sugar, and salt; smoking; certain physical ailments such as gastro-intestinal or
gall-bladder disturbances; diabetes; vitamin deficiencies; fatty acid intolerance; ageing; radiation; side-effects of drugs that
have been prescribed for other diseases.
Cataract Remedies with Carrot:
The use of carrots is considered beneficial in the treatment of cataract The patient should take plenty of raw carrots daily. As
an alternative, he may drink two glasses of fresh carrot juice, one each in the morning and evening.
Cataract Remedies with Garlic
The use of garlic is another effective home remedy for cataract Two or three cloves should be eaten raw daily. They should
be chewed slowly. Garlic helps to clean the crystalline lens of the eye.
Cataract Remedies with Honey
The use of unprocessed pure honey is another effective remedy for cataract A few drops of this honey should be put in the
eyes. This is an ancient Egyptian remedy which has benefited many patients.
Cataract Remedies with Almonds
Almonds are valuable in cataract Seven kernels should be ground finely with half a gram of pepper in half a cup of water,
and drunk after sweetening the mixture with a teaspoon of sugar candy. It helps the eyes to regain their vigour.
|Cataract Remedies - Special Recipes
Mix 2 teaspoons each of honey and apple cider vinegar with a glass of water. Drink with every meal. Also said to retard
cataract growth, as well as to prevent them.
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