Honey is a sweet, viscous food product, produced by bees and some other related insects. Do you know how honey is produced? Bees produce honey from some sugary secretions of plants through a process called Regurgitation, some enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. The place where honey is stored is called the honeycomb. Honey is collected from wild bee colonies, or from hives of some domesticated bees. This domestication of bees for by-products is known as Beekeeping.
Let us know what honey is made up of; it contains some monosaccharide (which is responsible for the sweetness), fructose and glucose. One unique quality of honey is that no microorganism grows in it, so a sealed jar of honey does not spoil even after thousands of years. Amazing, right!
We all are aware of the benefits of taking honey. But did you know it can be used efficiently for our eyes as well! Honey improves your vision, is an excellent tonic for reducing inflammation of the eyes.
We at Alivetales present you some useful ways of using honey for your eyes.
HONEY – A Brief
We are all fans of honey, and this love is shared worldwide. Honey has been an essential part of our practices since Ayurveda since ages. It is known as ‘Shehed’ in Hindi, ‘Tene’ in Telegu, and ‘Madha’ in Marathi.
Along with imparting flavor to food, honey also plays an essential role in curing various types of ailments. The most surprising and amazing is its effects on our eyes.
If you turn through the pages of our Ancient History, you’ll come across that honey was used for curing several eye disorders. So, this doesn’t come across as a surprise that honey was very popular among the Indians and Egyptians.
Honey proves to be an absolute medicine for eye infections such as eye irritation, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, and trachoma. If you include honey regularly in your diet, you can get away unharmed from an eye disorder.
Benefits of Honey for Eyes:
1. CURES EYE AILMENTS
Fresh and untreated honey works best as a medicine for a wide range of eye disorders.
Honey serves as the best medication for some eye ailments such as Blepharoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers of inflammatory and traumatic origin, and ulcerative blepharitis due to its antibacterial properties.
For some other eye troubles such as dimness of the cornea, fresh honey from the comb is probably the best option. Initial stages of cataract can also be treated by honey.
2. REFRESHES TIRED EYES
If we sit for long hours in front of the computer screens, Don’t worry, here comes honey to your rescue. To experience it’s effect, apply some honey on your eyelids (closed). Sit back, relax with some good music and wine or juice. After about half an hour, wash it off with cold water and feel your eyes get back to life.
3. CURES DRY EYE CONDITION
In today’s world of electronics, our eyes stare too long on the screens of gadgets and rest almost never, which often leads to a condition of the dry eye. Dry eye is a condition in which the eye is not able to supply the required amount of tears required for lubrication. The symptoms include pain, itchiness, reddening of the eye and blurring of vision.
This condition can be treated with the use of honey.
Mix some honey in warm water and wash your eye thoroughly with this solution. Do this before going to bed for few weeks and see the effectiveness.
4. PREVENTS MUSCULAR DEGENERATION
As we grow older, our vision starts to degenerate and gets weaker. This blurred vision is associated with a condition called muscle degeneration, which can easily be treated with the help of honey.
Honey is full of antioxidants which help our eye muscles to be healthy and work in the best way. So, don’t worry about what your age is, just add honey to your daily diet and witness your eyesight improve.
5. PROTECTS YOUR EYE FROM GLAUCOMA
In a condition that of Glaucoma, there is a fluid build-up in the front part of the eye. Due to this build-up, there is an increase in the intraocular pressure of the eye, which on a long run can even lead to permanent damage to our optic nerve, resulting in vision loss.
Many researchers have shown the effectiveness of honey eye drops to prevent this condition from developing.
6. KEEPS YOUR VISION INTACT
Honey is super effective in protecting our eyes and our vision. Apart from the properties of antioxidants, it also contains some different kinds of vitamins and minerals like Zinc.
An adequate amount of Zinc is required by our body for proper functioning of our optical nerves. You can use honey drops regularly for protecting your vision.
7. CURES CONJUNCTIVITIS
Conjunctivitis is the pink eye which spreads rapidly through the air. This condition is more prevalent in small children, they need to be well protected. It makes them agitated and irritated from the watery eye and itching.
Again, use honey based eye drops to cure conjunctivitis.
8. REDUCES EYE WRINKLES
Wrinkles are the signs of aging, and we all fear from getting them because they make us look older than we are. Thankfully, we have our honey. Its amazing properties will reduce your wrinkles and lines around your eye.
Just apply some honey on your closed eye and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it off with cold water.
9. TREATS SORE EYES
We all face problems once in a while due to binge watching tv series or just staying up late at night, or might be any other reason. However, you can get rid of the puffiness in your eyes by using honey. Take honey regularly, and you’ll be fit and fine before you know.
10. HEALS EYE INFECTIONS
Have you ever experimented with honey for your eyes? Honey is regarded as the best remedy for curing all types of eye infections, whether caused by infections from bacteria, virus or any other factor/microorganism. Honey possesses some antibacterial properties which make it a good remedy for eye infections.
All that is required is to mix equal amount of honey and boiling water. Apply this solution on your eyes using a cotton ball. Repeat this several times a day and get the best results.
These were some useful tips for you!
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