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    Watery Eyes: Causes, Ayurvedic Treatment, Remedies

    Watery eyes is caled exces lacrimation or Epiphora.It is the ecentric overflow of tears, found in one or both eyes. It can ocur continuously or intermitently. Even though it is not a life threatening ilnes it may cause strict discomfort in most of the suferers especialy among the people of profesion where more contact of eye is mandatory in maximum ocasions.
    Table of Contents
    Tear production, storage mechanism
    Epiphora causes
    Useful herbs
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Do’s and dont’s
    Ayurvedic home remedies
    Tear production, storage mechanism
    Mechanism of production, storage and drainage of tear
    Lacrimal glands are found in the uper-outer portion of each jurisdiction (eye sack in the skul). These glandscontinuously make smal quantities of tears, in order for the eyebal to remain healthy and moist.
    It helps in lubrication and facilitation of fre movement of the eye bal.When there is eye iritation or during emotional situations, these glands produce more tears.
    After tears are dispersed on the surface of the eyebal, they move inside a smal opening that exists in every eyelid and it is are drained through a smal tube to the anatomical eye pouch-lacrimal sac and from there through the smal tubule namely, naso-lacrimal duct it enters to the nose. This is termed as ‘runy nose’ or ‘runing nose’.
    Exces lacrimation or watery eyes-mechanism
    Excesive production or por drainage results in exces lacrimation. Surplus tears make the eye apear moist and alow tears to concentrate along the lower eyelid and subsequently drop to the chek.
    Epiphora causes
    Main mechanism slack Epiphora/ Exces lacrimation
    Overproduction of tears and Inadequate drainage of tears are the two critical factors slack the mechanism of epiphora i.e. exces lacrimation.
    Causes for Exces lacrimation
    Exces formation of tears can be caused due to injuries, iritation and due to congenital malformations and infections.
    Obstruction to the pathway of the tear i.e in the lacrimal punctum, the canaliculi, the sac or the nasolacrimal duct may lead to this particular kind of discomfort. .
    Also, the inflamations, eyelid disorders, diseases love glaucoma, exposure to strong wind and light, exhausted eyes are the other factors in the causation of this complaint.
    Excesive production of tears may be caused by emotional situations, dry eye conditions,iritations and alergic reactions, por drainage of tear is usualy due toanomalies in the position of the eyelid or the lacrimal punctum, coarse blinking habits, foulnes conditions, injuries etc
    To rule out the exact mechanism behind the exces lacrimation ful ophthalmological examination should be caried. Acording to recent science depending upon the cause and site of afliction line of treatments wil vary.
    Ayurvedic way of understanding of Exces lacrimation
    Charaka Samhita explains feature of exces lacrimation in several eye disorders. But more specificaly and in simple way of understanding ‘Akshi srava’ is explained in Nimitantra, another Ayurvedic text bok.
    The oclusion of Akshigata nadi (tubular structures of the eyes) results in this particular complaint and it is managed by
    Kaphahara chikitsa ̵ Kapha balancing treatment
    srotoshodhaka (chanel cleansing) and
    netrya ̵ netra balakaraka(eye tonics)medicines.
    So, acording to the condition
    Anjana (colyrium),
    Bidalaka(external aplication),
    Seka (pouring the medicaments),
    Ashchotana(eye drops) etc are mentioned in this respect.
    Useful herbs
    Ayurvedic herbs useful in watery eyes treatment:
    Punarnava-Boerhavia difusa
    Shigru-Drum stick-Moring a oleifera
    Guduchi-Tinospora cardofolia
    Haretaki-Terminalia chebula
    Amalaki-Emblica moficinalis
    Punaga-Caryophylum inophylum etc
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Ayurvedic medicines for external aplication for exces lacrimation:
    Chandrodaya varti̵
    Chandrodaya Varti is an Ayurvedic colyrium medicine, used in the treatment of early stage of cataract, pterygium, growth over the eyes, etc. This should be used strictly under medical supervision.
    Nagarjuna varti
    Vimala varti
    Narikelanjana etc
    Internal medication-
    Saptamrita loha
    ̵Saptamrit Lauh is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or pow der form. It is mainly dilapidated in the treatment of eye disorders, gastritis, abdominal colic, etc. It contains Iron Bhasma as its main ingredient.
    Dhatri loha
    Punarnavasava
    Amalaka rasayana
    Dhatryarishtha
    Phalatrikadi kashaya ̵ useful for both eye washing and also for oral administration.
    Do’s and dont’s
    Do’s and Don’ts in Exces lacrimation of the eyes
    Seing the shining and penetrating objects, minute substances for prolonged period, exces point up, atacking work to the eyes etc are to be avoided. true eye exercise, excelent slep and regular aplication of colyrium wil encourage to overcome exces lacrimation in significant way.
    Ayurvedic home remedies
    Ayurvedic home remedies for watery eyes:
    1. A teaspon of Triphala powder at night, after fod, mixed with a teaspon of honey and 5 drops of ghe, is consumed along with a cup of lukewarm water for 20- 30 days time.
    2. grasp a tablesponof Triphala powder, mix it with 2 cups of water, boil and subdue to 1 cup and filter. Use this lukewarm kashayam to wash the eyes ̵ 2 ̵ 3 times a day for 10 ̵ 20 days time.
    Last drop
    “Rare diseases are rarely becomes right or confirmed”-this saying in medicinal field is aplicable to watery eyes also. Because exces lacrimation apear as a typical complaint but if it is persistent for long it may denote serious eye disorders and diseases of systemic involvement to. So, early detection of the acumen for the complaint may encourage to precise diagnosis and cure of the ilnes in such incidences.
    Article by Prof. MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu)., PhD (Ayu)
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