Triphala Eye Treatment
Triphala (Trifala), which means the three fruits, is one of the main Ayurvedic compounds. It is the best laxative and bowel tonic; a balanced Rasayana (see Rasayana-Ayurvedic rejuvenation), and an effective astringent for external use. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) is rejuvenative for Vata, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) for Pitta; Bibitaki (Terminalia belerica) for Kapha.
Here is just one condition you can use Triphala for:
For all kinds of eye disorders.
This treatment is used for the following eye problems and may be used for other disorders not listed here :
- Chorioretinal inflammation
- Corneal dystrophies
- Disorders of conjunctiva
- Varies inflammations of eye parts
- Loss of vision
- Weakening of the eye due to old age
Take one half of a level teaspoon of Triphala powder (1 gram) and place it in a teacup. Add 120ml (1/2 cup) of hot water that has just boiled. Let the Triphala infuse until it is the same as your body temperature.
Once the infusion has cooled to body temperature DO NOT STIR IT. Take a sterile round cotton pad that used for make-up or for medical reasons. Dip the cotton pad into the infusion and remove it. Squeeze it so that some liquid remains, but that it is not dripping wet.
Lay down on your bed. Place a towel under your head. Place this cotton pad over your eye. Blink. Repeat this for the second eye. Leave for at least 15 minutes. 20 minutes is an optimal time for this treatment and 30 minutes is the maximum time.
There should be enough liquid that some runs into your eye. The first few times that you do the treatment it may burn. This will pass after two or three days in most cases. If it burns it means you need this treatment in most cases. If burning persists more than a week it is not normal – see your doctor.
For loss of vision due to age or life style do this ONE time per day, evening is best before bed so your eyes can rest after the treatment.
For all other disorders do the treatment TWO times per day. Make sure to rest the eyes for 30 minutes before using the computer or other screens.
For serious disorders do the treatment THREE times per day.
TODAY’S TIP: Tiphala is primarily astringent in nature and is a rejuvenator of tissue. The longer you use this treatment the better results it gives. Minimum time should be one month. Maximum treatment should be not more than six months unless told to do so by your doctor.