अपाङ्गे वा कनीने वा कण्डूषापक्ष्मपोटवान् ॥ ८ ॥
पूयास्त्रावी कृमिग्रन्थिर्ग्रन्थिः कृमियुतोऽर्तिमान् ।
Blepharitis: Symptoms, Causes, Types, Do's, Don'ts, Yoga, Ayurvedic Reference and Treatment : Complete Ayurveda Details
Blepharitis is one of the most common eye disorders. It is defined as the sub-acute or chronic inflammation of the lid margin. It usually affects both the eyes along the edges of the eyelids. It is a condition which commonly occurs when tiny oil glands near the base of the eyelashes become clogged. It is more common among people with poor eye hygiene, those who have high eye strains and people who are exposed to external irritants like dust, wind, cosmetics etc. Improper management of Blepharitis can lead to more severe conditions like Chalazion, Stye, Corneal irritations etc.
As per Ayurvedic concepts, based on the signs and symptoms, we can correlate Blepharitis as Krimigranthi. The disease Krimigranthi is mentioned by Acharyas like Susruta and Vagbhata as a Sandhigata Vyadhi (disease that occurs at the junction of eye parts – here eyelids). The condition can be cured by applying different therapeutic procedures like Sudation, Kneading etc.
Over the past few years, IAFA has been vastly successful in the management of eye disorders by purely adopting Ayurvedic measures based on ancient classic text books like Ashtanga hridaya and Susruta samhitha etc. We provide herbal remedies that are free from side effects and formulate ayurvedic medicines based on strict guidelines.
Blepharitis is a condition that can be very complicated if left untreated. Even though it directly does not affect the vision, it can cause damage to the cornea and other parts of the eyes over time.
Signs and Symptoms of Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
- Burning sensation
- Itching sensation
- Watery eyes
- Reddish eyes
- Discomfort and irritation of the eyes
- Swelling of lid margin
- Formation of smaller cysts in lid margin
- Often associated with thick discharge
Blepharitis is mainly diagnosed based on signs and symptoms by thoroughly examining the eyes. We can also analyze the swab sample collected from the eyes for determining the infection.
Ayurvedic reference of Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
Causes of Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
- Malfunctioning of oil glands in eyelids
- Allergic conditions
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Dry eyes
- Eyelash mites
Predisposing Factors of Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
- Age – common among children’s
- External irritants like dust
- Severe eye strain
- Unhygienic condition of the eyes
Types of Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
There are 2 types of Blepharitis are present
- Squamous Blepharitis – Caused by metabolic malfunction, unhygienic factors, eye strain etc
- Ulcerative Blepharitis – Caused by bacterial infections – Staphylococcus
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Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
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Diet in Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
- Maintain hygienic condition of the eyes
- Eat healthy food rich in Vitamin A
- Use medium hot, salt, pungent food items
- Eat fresh vegetables and fruits
- Wash eyes regularly in cold water or in decoction prepared using Triphala
- Use Elaneer kuzhambu as collyrium
- Avoid unhygienic conditions
- Avoid dusts, smoke etc
- Avoid oily foods, junk foods
- Avoid eye related cosmetics
Yoga for management for Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
Yoga is also suggested during the treatment for eye disorders. Pranyama and Savasana can be practiced during the treatment for accelerating the treatment result. Trataka kriya is highly recommended for eye care after the treatment course with the help of Ayurveda methods.
Ayurvedic treatment of Blepharitis - Krimigranthi
Krimigranthi is mainly treated by fomentation, scraping followed by application of powder of triphala, and rock salt mixed with honey.
कृमिग्रन्थिं करीषेण स्विन्नं भित्त्वा विलिख्य च ॥६॥
त्रिफलाक्षौद्रकासीससैन्धवैः प्रतिसारयेत् |
Shloka No. 6-7 Chapter No. 11, Sandhisitaasitarogapratishedham of Uttarastahanam by Acharya Vaghbhata
The above shloka explains that Blepharitis is a condition caused mainly by infection of microorganisms. So the main treatment method adopted by Ayurvedic science is by termination of microbes thereby reducing the severity of the condition. Preparations made of purified rock salt and cow dung have antibacterial as well as ulcer healing properties and by giving fomentation with such preparations, the infection will be reduced. It is then punctured and scraped, followed by application of powder of Triphala and rock salt which have excellent antimicrobial action.
The experienced physicians of IAFA also adopt the same line of treatments mentioned in Ayurvedic textbooks along with the unique methods developed by our research team. We have developed efficient medicines under strict guidelines and hygienic conditions that are not only effective in completely curing the condition but also ensures protection to eye sight.
External medications includes
- Akshi Tarpana Grutham
- Triphala varthi
- Elaneer kuzhambu anjanam
- Triphala prakshalan
- Mukkadi purampada
Single herbs used in treatments of Blepharitis are
- Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica)
- Yashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)
- Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Shloka No. 8-9 Chapter No. 10, Sandhisitaasitarogavijnaneeyam of Uttarasthana by Acharaya Vagbhata.
- Susruta Samhita Uttaratantra by Dr. Anant Ram Sharma, Chaukhamba Subharati Prakashan, Varanasi, 2/9. Page no 18.
- Astang Hridaya. Astanga Hridayauttaratantra by Dr. Brahmanand Tripathi, Nirmalahindi Vyakhayaya, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratisthan Delhi. 10/8. Page no. 947.
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)