Probably the most common remedy used for the treatment of eye-sight deficiencies is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is processed by the system and transformed into vitamin A, an oil soluble substance which is responsible for the correct functioning of the eyes. In case you eat too little food that contains beta-carotene, you are very likely to develop some form of eye-sight deficiency; night visual acuity will dramatically drop, your eyes are more and more tired, and short-sightedness may not be far away.
What is Lutein?
Lutein is the one responsible for the health of your eyes; it is one of the six hundred known carotenoids and it is concentrated in the area close to the retina. Lutein actually protects the eyes against too intense light and stress. This substance is normally taken from fruits and vegetables, but for people that have already developed eye-sight problems, there is special lutein-fortified food. Lutein is also popular under the form of supplements, but an overdose may lead to skin pigmentation or bronzing.
What to Do?
Eating spinach every week, including red pepper and fresh carrot juice in your diet, will bring a supplementary boost of beta-carotene to your system. Be careful to the daily intake of vitamin A in case you use supplements, since too much of it, can be detrimental to your health.
Fenugreek seeds are also highly useful when you want to solve some of the eye-sight problems naturally. You should boil two tablespoons of fenugreek leaves with ten small onions and include the combination in your daily meals.
You may have heard of eyebright, a plant also known as euphrasia that is successfully used to treat eye swelling, redness, as well as visual disturbances associated with conjunctivitis. Eyebright grows in the alpine area in a variety of types and colors, purple, blue-white or yellow and violet. Medical treaties mention it as early as the beginning of the 14th century when it was mainly used to treat memory problems and vertigo. Modern studies show that it is far more useful in the eye-sight field where it reduces the eye inflammations caused by colds, influenza or sinus infections.