Cataracts are caused by a protein buildup of the eye lens causing a clouding of the vision. A quarter of the population over the age of 65 suffers from cataracts. They also may appear after an eye injury.
Cataracts may interfere with vision gradually, eventually obscuring vision completely and causing blindness. Causes are attributed to aging, steroid drops, injuries, excessive UV light, and lack of anti-oxidants. Diabetics tend to have more cataracts, which may be related to blood sugar control.
Naturally nourish and support the body to help prevent and better manage symptoms of cataracts. The Chinese believe cataracts are from a liver disturbance. Other authors see it as a calcium metabolism problem, not unlike bone spurs where calcium is not deposited correctly. Yet others believe cataracts are linked to blood sugar control. Supplements such as Bilberry or antioxidants like Picnogenol may help increase microcirculation. Beta-carotene up to 100,000 IU’s a day may also help nourish the eyes.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Cataracts
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Herbal supplements should be used for several months for best effect.
Dave’s Liver Formula for general liver and eye health.
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright formula used for eye health.
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright Liquid, Use as a wash, 5 drops in an ounce of saline solution and put in eyes several times a day.
Calendula tincture – used externally as a diluted eye solution
Cell Salts to Help Cataracts
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1Calc Fluor 6X – connective tissue, flickering vision
#2 Calc Phos 6X – calcium metabolism, especially after abscess, sensitive to light
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue, also corneal ulcers, weak vision
Cataract Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Calcerea carb – spots and ulcers on cornea, weak ankles, obesity
Calcarea fluor – connective tissue, flickering vision
Causticum – vision obscured, double vision, sparks and dark spots. Cataracts and motor disturbances. Used also for paralysis.
Mag carb – digestive disturbances, dry eyes, profuse tearing. Eyes glued in morning. Dim eyes, black spots.
Silicea – connective tissue, also corneal ulcers. Weak vision.
Sulphur – halo around lights. Black gauze or motes before eyes. Burning eyes. Eye trembling, quivering eyelids.
Homeopathics for cataracts from injuries
Arnica montana – always used first fro injuries along with other injury remedies.
Calendula – used for injuries, scratches, cuts, and surgery.
Conium – sensitive eyes with excessive tearing from injuries, abrasion. Ulceration, etc. dim sight, blurred from frustration.
Tellurium metallicum – chalky white on lens. Cataract following injuries. With thick and inflamed eyelids.
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