For centuries, this herbal medicine was used in Ayurveda, the healing tradition of India, to promote eye health. It matches herbs and treatments with your dosha (bodily constitution): pitta (water and fire), vata (space elements and air) or kapha (earth and water).
In case of an imbalance of your doshas and one dominates the other too much, it leads to certain health issue. The result of a vata or pitta dosha imbalance could be common problems such as irritations, burning and dry eyes and minor infections. In order to soothe pitta and pacify vata, it is advisable to use herbs like gotu kola, shatavari and jatamansi.
On the other hand, in the case of a predominant kapha dosha, people suffer from more serious conditions like cataracts and glaucoma. Helpful herbs are punarnava and shankapushpi.
For all-around eye health, you should try triphala, which is made from dried fruit of the amalaki, haritaki and bibhitaki plants. This remarkable recipe for natural eye drops will detoxify the eyes and calm stressed-out eyes.
Try brewing a triphala tea:
Initially, mix ½ – 1 teaspoon triphala powder with ½ – 1 cup of hot water. Let it steep for 5-15 minutes, and then strain it through a coffee filter.
Pour the mixture in an eyecup and then bathe your eyes.
Furthermore, if you want to relieve dry, burning eyes, irritated by pollution, stress, or allergies, at night, before you go to sleep, put a drop of room-temperature, clarified butter (melted ghee) into each eye.