Herbs For Eyesight

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Improving Eyesight Naturally With Vitamins & Herbs

Author: Denise Villani

As we age, our eyesight weakens due to a number of factors, including degeneration of nerve cells in the eyes. We gradually lose our ability to notice fine details and differentiate subtle shades of colors. Can these eyesight problems be reversed or improved? In many people, they can.

It is important for everyone to find out how to improve their eyesight naturally in order to avoid the many vision problems that could affect you during your lifetime.

Another very important step to improve vision is proper eye care. It's important not to sit very close to the television screen or stare at the computer for extended periods of time. Always take a break and rest your eyes to help prevent possible serious damage.

It is advised that everyone wear sunglasses during the summer and protective goggles when performing any task that might result in materials coming in contact with your eyes. Be sure to always wash your hands before touching or rubbing your eyes, and do your best to avoid excessive contact with your eyes.

It is possible to improve eyesight naturally by incorporating theraputic herbs, vitamins and minerals into your nutritional program. These natural nutrients can also help promote overall health, as they all contain many therapeutic compounds.

There are three theraputic herbs we will focus on in this article: Bilberry Extract, Aspalathus, and Mahonia Grape Extract. We will also discuss two vitamins important to eyesight: Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Finally, we'll take a look at two important minerals: Zinc and Fish Oil.

Bilberry is a theraputic herb that contains anthocyanosides that may decrease the rate of macular degeneration and prevent the occurence of other retinal conditions. Bilberry protects veins and arteries in the eye, and helps with night vision.

Aspalathus is a powerful herb native to South Africa. this herb, also know as rooibos contains antioxidants similar to bilberry and can promote eye health as well as improve immune function.

Mahonia Grape Extract protects the eyes from UV rays and sun damage, while at the same time it strengthens the capillaries in the retina. Mahonia can help slow eye aging and helps maintain overall eye health.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to slow the onset of macular degeneration - the most common cause of loss of eyesight, and protect the retina.

Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and it works along side Vitamin E to protect tissues and improve eye health.

Zinc is an essential mineral required by all cells in the body. Zinc helps with the function of strengthening the cells of the eye.

Fish oil contains powerful compounds that can prevent macular degeneration and as well as other eye problems.

Please keep in mind that supplements are not likely to be helpful in serious and advanced eye disorders, but they can play a an important role in mild to moderate cases of visual decline that occurs normally with the aging process.

As with all health supplements, results vary from person to person so be sure to consult your physician or qualified medical professional before taking any supplement to improve eyesight naturally.

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About the Author

Denise Villani is an author and the webmaster of several websites and article directories. Find more articles and information on eyesight and the rest of the senses by visiting and BestVitaminStuff.info.

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10 Responses to Herbs For Eyesight

  1. Rocko says:

    Is it possible I can make my eyesight better with herbs and vitamins?
    I wear glasses, but i’m looking for an alternate way to better my eyesight

  2. commoner says:

    What herbs or supplements are good for eyesight?

    • Alex says:

      A combination of herbs for eyes works best.

      Bilberry Fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) (25% Anthocyanidins)
      • Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) (4:1)
      • Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) (95% Proanthocyanidins)
      • Carrot (Daucus carota) (4:1)
      • Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) (90,000 Heat Units)
      • Spirulina ( Spirulina pacifica) (60% Protein Content)
      • Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo biloba) (24% Glycosides & 6% Terpene Lactones)
      • Red Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) (20% Ellagic Acid)
      • Citrus Bioflavonoids (Nutrient)
      • Quercetin (Nutrient)
      • Rutin (Nutrient)
      • Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) (4:1)
      • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium) (4:1)
      • Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) (5:1)
      • Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) (7% Organic Silica)
      • Turmeric Root (Curcuma longa) (4:1)
      • Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
      And Lutein.

      There is a formula for glaucoma, which is slightly different.


  3. chelseeaa says:

    What herbs are best for you?
    I’m looking for a list of the best herbs (health wise) and what each herb does for you. For example:

    Basil – Contains **** which is makes your skin really soft.
    Rosemary – Contains *** which is great for your eyesight.

    Those are false btw.

    I don’t mind if you give me websites either and feel free to give me certain mixtures that may be helpful (health wise) as well. For example:

    Blend 1 tablespoon of crushed basil and rosemary. Put in bath. Your skin will feel supple and smooth.


    • oldtimekid2 says:

      PJJ listed a few good ones, but there are literally thousands of herbs out there. If you wanted to get a full listing of each one and what they do for you, I would recommend getting an herb book… mostly because there’s a lot of information on the internet that isn’t always accurate ;-)

      The reference book I use the most is called “Prescription for Nutritional Healing”. It’s got over 1,000 pages, so it’s bigger than many phone books and it has a LOT of information about herbs, supplements, and all sorts of things along those lines. Take a look at a book store or library to see if it’s what you are looking for before buying it, but you can probably find a better price online ;-)
      Good luck and I hope I helped!

  4. John B says:

    What herb or supplement is most effective for failing eyesight due to getting older?

    • jackie_jabar says:

      There are a couple that I give to my mom. The first is Eyebright and the second is Lutein. Lutein is the antioxidant found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale – has been proven to reduce our risk of developing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration .

  5. j says:

    Anyone know what chinese herb/s to take for improving eyesight?
    Please suggest chinese herbs and or non chinese herbs. I am starting to drink fresh carrots mix with tomatoes and celery juice and beetroot. Thank you in advance.

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