Best 12 Herbs to Support Healthy Eyes

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7. Green Tea

Yep, healthy eyesight is just a cup of tea away. In fact, placing green tea bags over the eyes can help reducing swelling and fluid around the eyes, eliminating those puffy dark circles under the eyes. With high levels of antioxidants and tannins, green tea also contains caffeine, which helps to tighten the skin and reduce the swelling around the eyes. Tannins have astringent compounds which reduce the dilation of capillaries around the eyes, which can reduce the appearance of dark circles. Green tea contains vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which has been shown in several studies to be effective for keeping the eyes healthy.


8. Goldenseal

Goldenseal is well known for its antibiotic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory compounds that work well at fighting cold and flu symptoms, but these same healing agents are also excellent for improving the health of our eyes. Goldenseal is an excellent eyewash, which will reduce irritation. Goldenseal is also a quick and safe treatment for infections of the eyes, such as staph or trachoma, and sties that are triggered by common allergies.


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9. Saffron

This spice, often used in cooking, has been linked to improved eyesight, especially for those suffering from cataracts.  One trial has subjects consume saffron supplements, and every single subject reported that they had improvements in their vision to some level. This led researchers to state that saffron might be a key for preventing the loss of vision, especially among the elderly. In subjects who had early stage age-related macular degeneration, one study showed that saffron improved retinal flicker sensitivity.

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