Eyes are the windows to the soul and one of the main sites of pitta dosha is called alocha. Excess heat or fire elements can accumulate in the eyes causing dryness strain, bloodshot eyes, and diminished vision. ‘Netra Tarpana’ is made up of 2 root words- Netra means Eye, Tarpana means Nourishment. Thus Netratarpana means ‘Nourishment of Eye’or a treatment which nourishes the eye. Netra Tharpanam is a relaxing Ayurvedic therapy for the eyes. it involves cleansing eyes using pure Ayurvedic ghees and oils. This therapy is highly recommended and effective for all using spectacles, suffering from tired, dry ar sore eyes, and professionals working continuously on computers. The procedure is the medicated oil or ghee is filled in a flour compartment constructed around the eyes left place for a fixed duration of time. This procedure nourishes and strengthens the eyes, cures eye diseases.
Benefits of Netra Tarpana
Relieves the strain due to constant glaring at computer and TV screens, Refractive errors of the eyes, chronic conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, dry eye syndrome, Eye diseases due to aggravation of vata and pitta toxins, glaucoma.it helps in preventing early formation of cataract, improper coordination and the loss of movement of the actual eyeballs, along with any pain and burning sensation in the eyes.
Indications of Netra Tarpanam
- Feeling of darkness in front of eyes
- Excessive dryness of the eyes
- Eyes appear to have hardened
- Eye lashes falling down
- Dirtiness of eyes
- Abnormal deviation of eye ball
- Eyes which have been constantly and repeatedly afflicted and debilitated due to many diseases.