Saffron has recently gotten itself in the spotlight and that’s because saffron is rich in the orange-yellow pigments (carotenoids), that protect the cells of your eyes.
Studies also show that saffron can increase blood flow to the retina, protect it from photo-oxidative damage, and help restore and improve visual performance.
It is among the richest plant sources of riboflavin (vitamin B2). Saffron is an extremely nutrient-dense spice that contains manganese, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6.
Use Saffron sparingly as it has a strong and intense flavor and aroma. Add saffron to rice dishes, savour breads, sweet custards and soups. For specific vision-enhancing or health-boosting benefits, speak with your doctor about supplementing your diet with saffron extract.
Have you ever heard of this practice? The practice of Eye Yoga is said to improve the functioning of the eyes and help to overcome various eye-related problems, such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any solid evidence that this works but next time I visit my eye doctor, I will ask him and update this post! In the meantime, I’ve started this practice and would love to hear your comments.
Essential Oils for Eye Health
Essential oils are never to be added directly to the eye! Instead massage the essential oils into the reflexes on the feet that correspond with the eyes — the bases of the second and third toes. You may need to add a carrier oil since some of these essential oils when used neat will burn.
- Far-sightedness/Near-sightedness: Frankincense with Carrier Oil
- Glaucoma and Cataracts: Clove oil or lavender
- Sty: Lavender or Clove Oil
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