GLAUCOMA: Nettle And Buckwheat Reducing Intraocular Pressure

If not timely access to treatment, glaucoma can cause complete loss of vision. In addition to the treatment prescribed by the ophthalmologist, may be helpful herbal wraps and drinks.

Glaucoma, increased eye pressure, as more popularly known, is often ophthalmic disease and the most common cause of blindness in the world and in our country. It is the condition in which the difficulties in maintaining the normal flow of aqueous humor through the eye, which causes high levels of intraocular pressure within the eye and leads to optic nerve damage, visual field deterioration and loss of vision. Normally, that occurs after 40 years of age and becomes increasingly common with age. In order to prevent the serious complications such as blindness, timely detection of the disease and the inclusion of therapy are of vital importance. In the prevention of disease and potential complications, diet has an important role, but there is a whole range of herbs that can help.


The most common form of glaucoma occurs without symptoms, which increases the risk of complications of disease and loss of vision. Although subjective symptoms may be absent, there are some signs that can facilitate identification of the disease. Increased pressure damages the optic nerve and leads to the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. In addition, the symptoms of glaucoma may be blurred vision, pain in the eyeball, eye redness, loss of peripheral vision, nimbus around lights, headache. There may be nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Prevention and treatment

The most important measure of prevention involves regular visits to the ophthalmic examinations, especially after the age of 40. The cure for glaucoma does not exist, but there are drugs that eliminate the symptoms of the disease and prevent complications. The main goal of therapy is the lowering of intraocular pressure. Drugs used in therapy are usually eye drops. There are different classes of active substances which can be combined. Then when drug therapy is not sufficient, in certain cases, can be used laser treatment. The effect of low pressure is small and is not permanent, and in this case an alternative solution, operation, which is performed under local anesthesia, and the aim of the operation is the creation of new roads to aqueous humor outflow.


The organs of sight, has lutein, and it is recommended to increase the intake of these antioxidants through food. Their best sources are spinach and other green leafy vegetables, fresh parsley and pumpkin. Leafy vegetables are rich in zinc, which also helps in preserving vision, and has it in eggs, soybeans, mushrooms and whole grains. And selenium is important for the prevention of glaucoma, contained in Brazil nuts, wheat germ, lamb meat, sunflower seeds, chicken .. The consumption of fruits rich in vitamins C, E and A is mandatory for health care eyes. It is also desirable to bring omega-3 fatty acids from marine fish, flax seeds and pollen … Honey is very useful. For good vision are good dark berries, such as blueberries. Sugar should be eliminated from the diet, and salty foods. It should drink plenty of water.

Assisting with herbs

Tea buckwheat

Pour over a tablespoon finely chopped leaf of buckwheat with 2 dl of boiling water, cover and leave to stand for half an hour. After that, strain it. Drink one cup of tea three times a day after meals.

Tea nettle

Pour a tablespoon of finely chopped nettle with 2 dl of boiling water and let it sit for half an hour. After that, strain it, add a little lemon juice and drink. Drink 2-3 cups of tea a day.

Healing aloe

A few leaves of aloe, pour with 2 dl of boiling water and cook for 6 minutes. When cool, use for rinsing eyes 4-5 times a day for two weeks, then a break of 16 days. It is possible that the rinse eyes feel tingling.

Pomegranate and honey

Squeeze pomegranate juice, mix it with a spoon of honey and drink in small sips throughout the day.

Honey, onion juice and dandelion

Mix honey, onion juice and the juice of dandelion in equal quantities. Allow to stand for 3-4 hours and drip into the eyes several times a day. You do not need to make a large amount, because it is not advisable for long standing. It is best that made the amount expended for 2 days, shall be kept in a cool and dark place. Honey can also be mixed with tomato juice (1 tablespoon per glass of juice) and to drink over a long period of time.

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