Curcumin in eye diseases

Submitted by dave on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 12:22am

Curcumin has been implicated in the treatment of certain eye diseases and conditions, including chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory condition of the vascular layer, particularly the iris. Read about a study that suggests that curcumin may be an effective therapeutic for a variety of inflammatory eye conditions.

Turmeric offers effective neurprotection - may be important in glaucoma to prevent optic nerve damage

Submitted by dave on Sun, 09/13/2009 - 11:23am

Regular use of traditional dietary spices such as turmeric in one's cooking may be important for glaucoma patients. The use of complete spices (e.g., turmeric rather than curcumin, which is an isolated fraction of turmeric) is important as well as the use of multiple complimentary spices according to long-established wisdom such as found in Ayurveda. Still, the research backing up anti-oxidant properties of turmeric is a useful read.

Healthy Pasta Recipe

Submitted by dave on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 3:50pm

Here is another healthy recipe featuring foods that health the eyes. This is a pasta dish with healthy vegetables in lieu of tomato sauce. (You can actually add some tomato sauce to it if you wish and the taste is good. I prefer it without tomatoes myself.)

Vegetables (all organic):

Internet Ayurvedic Medicines: Benefits and Hazards

Submitted by nancy wolfe on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 5:30am

A lengthy but very interesting discussion about quality of herbal medicines offered to consumers nowadays, some tips on identifying the best and the worst supplement manufacturers and, of course, pieces of advice about how you can improve your dietary practices to enjoy higher quality of your health and life.

Therapeutic effects of curcumin, the anti-inflammatory agent, against neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Sun, 08/10/2008 - 10:25pm

Interesting research about therapeutic effects of curcumin against an array of widely-spread diseases with Dave's comments. The article also makes reference to "ancient treatments" and discusses the very nature of inflammation.

Glaucoma Cure

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 11:41am

...This discussion has me wondering about all the oils that might be helpful. The one that seems most interesting to me is ghee -- because it has a history of being used for eye care that is thousands of years old. In Ayurveda they use warm ghee to bathe the eyes in a procedure called netra basti that is part of the seasonal cleansing and purification routine called pancha karma...

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