Conjunctivitis

The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, which extends from the undersurface of the lids & stretching upto the anterior part of the eyeball, an infection or inflammation to Conjunctiva is known as conjunctivitis.

If the 3 bodily humors like Vata, Pitta & Kapha get vitiated by causative factors, they affect the covering thin layer of the eyes & there by causing “Abhishyanda” a painful condition of the eyes.

Root Causes

     1) Infective Conjunctivitis – This is due to an infection of the conjunctiva  by microbial agents like bacteria, viruses’ etc.

      2) Allergic Conjunctivitis – This is due to hypersensitive reaction of the conjunctiva by non specific agents like dust, smoke, pollens etc.

Symptoms

  • ·    Discomfort & foreign body sensation in the eyes
  • ·    Redness of the eyes 
  • ·    Photophobia i.e. difficulty to tolerate light
  • ·    Sticking together of the lid margins due to profuse discharge.

Useful Herbs

  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Amla (Emblica Officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Baheda (Terminalia Belerica)
  • Nirmali (Strychnos potatorum)

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Saptamrit lauh                   
  • Maha Tripha ghrita           
  • Arogyavardhini bati          

 

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