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AYURVEDIC TREATMENT for CONJUCTIVITIS
Cojunctivitis is Redness and Swelling of the Conjunctiva, the Mucous Membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. The lining of the eye is usually clear. If irritation or infection occurs, the lining becomes red and swollen. It usually is not serious and goes away in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. t is a common eye problem faced by thousands of people every year. In Ayurveda, conjunctivitis is known as netrabhishyanda.


Causes

  • Conjunctivitis may occur due to a viral or bacterial infection.
  • It may be also caused by allergic reactions triggered by substances like pollens, cosmetics or certain chemicals.
  • it may occur due to an autoimmune disorder.
Symptoms
  • Red eye (Hyperaemia)
  • Swelling of conjunctiva (Chemosis)
  • Watering of the eyes (Epiphora)
Ayurvedic view of Treatment

According to Ayurveda, conjunctivitis (netrabhishyanda) is generally caused by impairment of pitta and kapha doshas. Netra means eye while abhishyanda means wetland. The eye is an abode of the fire element (pitta), but if kapha dosha (water element) gets aggravated in the eye, it starts attacking the fire element from the eye and turns it into a wetland.As a result, this affects the health of the eye causing redness, watery secretions, yellow discharge and swelling. This is called netrabhishyanda.

Ayurvedic treatment consists of internal cleansing herbs to alleviate the aggravated body energies as well as the application of herbal pastes to the affected area.

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