Herbs For Your Kid’s Eye Health

Like all parts of the human body the eyes have to be nourished properly. Part of eye care is making sure that your kids are eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables, especially yellow and yellow-orange foods such as carrots, yams and cantaloupes.  You should also make sure that you and your kids are getting enouhttps://motherwe.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=333&message=7gh A, C and E and the minerals selenium and zinc.

There are several different herbs that you can take on a daily or even weekly basis can help you maintain the health of your eyes as well as herbs that can be prescribes for the various eye conditions that are described in more detail below. However although most herbs do not have side effects you really need to discuss with your doctor whether or not they are right for treating your children's eyes. That is because some kids can get sick or react to herbs.  Just because something is natural does not mean that it will not have side effects.

One herb that is not so great for the eyes?  Marijuana. According to many studies it can cause damage to the optic nerve and vital parts of the eye. Smoking tobacco can also cause macular degeneration.  This is one good reason why I do not want my teenagers anywhere near this stuff.

If the goal is to keep your eyes in good working order then try supplementing your daily diet with the following herbs:

Bayberry Bark – This vision aid is sold in capsules. It helps increase the microcirculation of the small blood vessels in the eye and also protects them from infection.

Bilberry Extract – You can get this in capsules or a delicious powder form that you can mix into a drink. It is also available as a bottled juice; although the freeze-dried extract is probably the best way to drink it. The flavonoids in it are free radical fighters that help prevent night blindness, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Eyebright – Eyebright is good for itchy or water eyes and also helps to relieve the discomfort of eyestrain. You can take it orally or use it as an eyewash. If your child has allergies and itchy red eyes you might try administering a low dose of this herb.

These herbs are often available in formulas that also include other things that are good for the eyes such as Vitamin A or Lutein.  Lots of Vitamin A, C and E are also incredibly beneficial for your eyes and you should make sure you get them from natural sources.