Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B (2016)
Essential Leafy Vegetables for Healthy Eyes
Author(s): P Pundareekaksha Rao
Abstract: Eyes are the most precious organs in the human body, which is useful for sight. The diseases of the eye are much more important than any other physical disability. In traditional India, leafy vegetables and vegetables are used in wide range and its medicinal values are well documented in Ayurvedic classical texts. It provides nutritional value like vitamins, minerals along with health benefits. Chakshushya dravya are having the capacity to protect, restore and regeneration of the eyesight. Acharya Yogarathnakara exclusively mentioned all leafy vegetables are achakshusya except Sakapanchaka i.e. Jivanthi, Vasthuka, Matsyakshi, Meganadha, Punarnava in his text. These all leafy vegetables are having anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, analgesic, anti-oxidant activity etc. In present paper an attempt has been made to analysis of five essential leafy vegetables.
How to cite this article:
P Pundareekaksha Rao. Essential Leafy Vegetables for Healthy Eyes. Int J Herb Med 2016;4(6):120-123.