My vision isn’t what it used to be that’s for sure.
So I’m always open to ideas that could help restore them at least a little.
If you’re anything like me, please read on…
The eyes are an important, but often overlooked, part of overall health. Despite the preventable nature of some vision impairments, many people do not receive recommended screenings and exams. A visit to an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help to detect common vision problems and eye diseases, including:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
In the center of our eyes, we have a macula that is imperative for our visual field. With macular degeneration, the macula becomes damaged resulting in blindness. In elderly, young and healthy individuals, the vision field is mainly damaged.
In the beginning stages of macular degeneration, the field of vision isn’t affected. Instead, it slowly alters to a blurry/wavy vision to a hole in the whole center of your field of vision. This ocular disease affects many people than both glaucoma and cataracts.
Genetics play an imperative role in the presence of disease and smoking will increase your risk of it.
Saffron is commonly used in Indian food and helps avoid vision issues and at the same time, curing existing vision issues. Researchers have tested people that were given 20mg of saffron a day for 3 months.
They were evaluated in the exact same way. People with macular degeneration had signs of healing with their retina, after 3 months of consuming 20mg of saffron a day. Saffron is beneficial in curing and preventing ocular impairment, and some disorders in the nervous system.
It is an anti-oxidant, and well responsible in increasing our levels of oxygen through our body in the same way as it prevents cell deaths. Containing safranal, it is vital in the reduction of the process in degeneration of cells that take in light, and aids in the optimal function of our blood vessels to the eyes and retina.
It is suggested that you take 1 cup of saffron tea per day in order to delay blindness as it contains essential fatty acids that protect you from vision impairment. If taken daily, it will ensure you more tolerance to bright light.
Some caution should be exercised when using Saffron and should never be used by anyone who is or may suspect being pregnant as Saffron is an abortifacient, meaning it will cause an abortion of an unborn child.
Excessive use may be damaging to the kidneys and central nervous system. Large doses may cause coughs, headache, as well as have narcotic properties. It is potentially lethal. Avoid therapeutic doses during pregnancy. Saffron is frequently adulterated with marigold, safflower or turmeric, so buy the whole stigmas, rather than the powder, so as to be sure of paying for the real thing. Avoid large doses during pregnancy.