Episcleritis occurs when the episclera which is a thin layer of tissue that sits between the white of the eye and the transparent layer that covers the eye and known as conjunctiva becomes irritated and inflamed. This condition does not affect the vision but the eyes become watery, sore and tender and often there is a dull ache or burning sensation in the eyes. The eyes also become sensitive to light and a red and bloodshot area appears in the white of the eye.
Though the exact cause of this condition is unknown, it is assumed that certain underlying health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, inflammatory bowel disease and bacterial and viral infections like shingles, Lyme disease and syphilis can be responsible for it. Sometimes one or more small bumps or raised areas can also occur on the white of the eye and these lumps can move on the surface of the eyeball.
5 Easy Remedies For Episcleritis
Fish oil has huge reserves of omega 3 fatty acids which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They can remove all the harmful free toxins from the body and improve the function of all its organs and keep it in prime health.
The anti-inflammatory properties reduce the swelling and bring relief in the pain and soreness. Take one capsule of fish oil twice a day. Also include fish like tuna and salmon in your daily diet.
Amla has a plethora of medicinal values which keep the body free from diseases and disorders and protect it from all kinds of infections. It also reduces the wear and tear of tissues inside the body and keeps it young, strong and resilient.
Amla can also reduce the swelling and irritation and provide relief in the soreness. Swallow one teaspoon of dried amla powder with a glass of water every morning on an empty stomach.
Ghee has been used since centuries in ayurvedic medicine to treat and cure a host of diseases and disorders and for increasing longevity of life. It has superb anti-inflammatory, nurturing and healing properties which keep all the bodily functions intact and in good order.
Put a few drops of pure ghee made from cow’s milk, in each eye, twice daily. It will soothe the eyes tremendously and will reduce the pain and soreness instantly.
Coriander has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Crush one teaspoon of coriander seeds and soak them in a cup of water overnight. In the morning strain the water and use it for washing the eyes.
Coriander water will flush out all the unwanted dirt and toxins and will also soothe the sore eyes. Wash your eyes regularly with this water until the redness in your eyes disappears.
You must drink a glass of fresh carrot juice twice daily to treat episcleritis. Carrots contain many beneficiary nutrients and are extremely rich in beta-carotene which is a precursor of vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is needed to keep the eyes in a good and healthy state.
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