Maintaining good vision and eye health is a very important task on a day to day basis. Though there are many ways to help your vision externally like – glasses, contact lens, eye drops, good nutrition rich food will improve vision and also minimize the chances of vision related diseases. Nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, vitamin A, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, zeaxanthin are important for good vision.
This DIY explains how to improve vision by consuming Thazhuthaazhai leaves (Punarnava) along with coconut and lentils. Let us look into the health benefits of each ingredient.
Benefits of Thazhuthaazhai (Punarnava) leaves: Thazhuthaazhai, called as Punarnava in Sanskrit, has many medicinal properties in it. It is diuretic, natural coolant, laxative, diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory by nature. Thazhuthaazhai leaves can treat immature cataract, eye disorders, rheumatism, night blindness, itchiness and irritation in skin, swelling, watering eyes and many more. When used with the right ingredients, thazhuthaazhai leaves has medicinal properties in it to treat leprosy. Cooked thazhuthaazhai leaves work effectively to improve vision and prevent eye disorders.
Benefits of Coconut: Coconut is a very natural ingredient that is easily available and comes in handy for many health ailments. It contains many vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy living. It is also a natural coolant. Coconuts are anti-viral, anti- bacterial, anti-fungal, rich in fiber, removes toxins, fights free radicals and it is also an anti-aging agent. It adds good taste and provides all benefits when combined with leafy greens.
Benefits of Moong dal: Yellow lentils or moong dal are a rich source of protein and fiber. It is easy to digest and keeps your tummy full for a longer time. It contains copper, zinc, magnesium, copper, potassium and manganese. It is low on carbs and add good taste to food when cooked along with other ingredients.
When all these ingredients are cooked together and consumed, it provides nutrition to body and eyes.
- 20 Thazhuthaazhai leaves (Punarnava)
- 2 teaspoon Grated coconut
- 2 teaspoon Moong dal
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- To improve eyesight, you need thazhuthaazhai leaves, moong dal, grated coconut and required amount salt.
- Soak moong dal for half an hour in water.
- Clean and chop thazhuthaazhai leaves.
- Add water to a pan.
- Add chopped leaves to it.
- Add soaked moong dal also to it.
- Boil and cook it.
- Once water dries, switch off the flame.
- Add grated coconut.
- Add salt.
- Mix well and consume.