glaucoma

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion resulting in death of the optic nerve cells, which is known as optic neuropathy. See Carahealth Eye Health

  • Prevent eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration etc

    A blend of herbs known as ophthalmics that treat eye diseases. The herbs are specifically rich in Vitamin A, carotenoids & anthocyanins. Anthocyanidins, are antioxidants that neutralise free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells & tissues that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease & cancer. The herbs have been shown in numerous studies to improve night time visual acuity and promote quicker adjustment to darkness and faster restoration of visual acuity after exposure to glare. Ideal for pilots!

    Eye Bright Euphrasia officinalis, Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum sinensis, Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus, Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus.

    Dosage: 5mls 3 x daily in water or fruit juice, Shake well before use. Not recommended for use in pregnancy. Safe in conjunction with cancer drugs at recommended dose.

    Traditional Indications

    • Allergies (Itchy, red, swollen, tearing eyes)
    • Any ophthalmopathy (eye disease) including;
    • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataracts
    • Chalazion Corneal Ulcer
    • CMV Retinitis
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Detached Retina
    • Dry Eye Syndrome
    • Eye Occlusions (Eye Strokes)
    • Eye Twitching
    • Floaters, Flashes and Spots
    • Glaucoma
    • Macular Degeneration (AMD) Age related macular degeneration
    • Macular Dystrophy
    • Ocular Hypertension (High eye pressure)
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa
    • Poor night vision
    • Stargardt's Disease (STGD)
    • Macular Hole
    • Nystagmus( Uncontrollable eye movements) often from neurological causes.
    • Ocular Migraine
    • Ocular Rosacea
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Optic Neuropathy
    • Pinguecula and Pterygium Sjogren's Syndrome
    • Strabismus (Misaligned eyes include crossed eyes, plus eyes that point outward, upward or downward)
    • Stye
    • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Uveitis

    This tincture contains a blend of herbs known as opthalmics that treat eye diseases. The herbs are specifically rich in Vitamin A, caretenoids and anthocyanidins. Anthocyanidins, are antioxidants that neutralise free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer. The herbs have been shown in numerous studies to improve night time visual acuity and promote quicker adjustment to darkness and faster restoration of visual acuity after exposure to glare. Ideal for pilots!

    Eye BrightEuphrasia officinalis - Eye bright is an anti-catarrhal, astringent and anti-inflammatory. Eyebright is an excellent remedy for the problems of mucous membranes. The combination of anti-inflammatory and astringent properties make it relevant in many conditions. Used internally it is a powerful anti-catarrhal and thus may be used in nasal catarrh, sinusitis and other congestive states. It is best known for its use in conditions of the eye, where it is helpful in acute or chronic inflammations, stinging and weeping eyes as well as over-sensitivity to light. Used as a compress externally in conjunction with internal use it valuable in conjunctivitis and blepharitis. Eyebright is specifically an upper respiratory tract anti-catarrhal.

    Chrysanthemum/ Ju Hua Chrysanthemum sinensis â€“ Crysanthemum is antiphlogistic, aperient, bitter, blood tonic, depurative; febrifuge, ophthalmic, stomachic, VD and vulnerary. The whole plant is antiphlogistic, blood tonic, depurative, febrifuge and vulnerary. The plant is used in China to treat eye ailments. In conjunction with black pepper it is used in the treatment of gonorrhoea. The leaves are depurative. They are used in China in the treatment of migraine. The flowers are aperient, bitter, hypotensive, stomachic and vasodilator. They contain the glycoside chrysanthemin that yields glucose and cyanidin on hydrolysis, together with stachydrine and an essential oil. They have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus, E. coli, streptococcus, C. diphtheriae, Bacillus dysenteriae. The flowers are used in the treatment of furuncle, scrofula, deep-rooted boils, inflammation of the throat, eyes and cervix, eczema, itchiness of the skin and hypertension. They have a rejuvenating effect when used over a long period of time. An essential oil obtained from the plant contains chrysanthenone, this is active on the brain centre affected by Parkinson's disease. IN TCM Ju hua is said to be sweet, bitter and cool and to enter the liver and lungs meridians. It disperses wind, clear heat and is indicated for headache and fever, clears the liver and is indicated for red-painful-dry eyes, excessive tearing and floaters, calms the liver and is indicated for dizziness, headache, deafness and blurred vision.

    Astragalus / Huang QiAstragalus membranaceus Astragalus is an adaptogen, antibacterial, anti-cancer, cardiotonic, diuretic, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, hepatic, kidney strengthening and ophthalmic, pectoral, tonic, uterine tonic, and vasodilator. Huang Qi is commonly used in Chinese herbalism. The root is a sweet tonic herb that stimulates the immune system and many organs of the body, whilst lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It is particularly suited to young, physically active people, increasing stamina and endurance and improving resistance to the cold - indeed for younger people it is perhaps superior to ginseng in this respect. Huang Qi is used especially for treatment of the kidneys and also to avoid senility. It is used in the treatment of cancer, prolapse of the uterus or anus, abscesses and chronic ulcers, chronic nephritis with oedema and proteinuria. Huang Qi/Astragalus is used for treating the common cold and upper respiratory infections; to strengthen and regulate the immune system; and to increase the production of blood cells particularly in individuals with chronic degenerative disease or in individuals with cancer undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Recent research in the West has shown that the root can increase the production of interferon and macrophages and thus help restore normal immune function in cancer patients. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy recover faster and live longer if given Huang Qi concurrently. It increases the production of blood cells. In TCM, astragalus is said to tonify spleen & lung Qi, raises spleen & stomach Qi and is used to treat prolapse, tonifies the Wei Qi to boost the immune system, tonify Qi & blood due to loss of blood to treat postpartum fever. Astragalus is specific for chronic cough. In TCM, Astragalus can be combined with Dang gui to treat exhaustion from blood loss. The lifting quality of the astragalus can help to neutralise the downward draining property of Dang Gui, helping to prevent diarrhoea.

    Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry is antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, kidney tonic, ophthalmic and tonic. The dried leaves of bilberries are used in the treatment of a variety of complaints. A tea made from the dried leaves is strongly astringent, diuretic, tonic and an antiseptic for the urinary tract. It is also a remedy for diabetes if taken for a prolonged period. Another report says that the leaves can be helpful in pre-diabetic states but that they are not an alternative to conventional treatment. The leaves contain glucoquinones, which reduce the levels of sugar in the blood. A decoction of the leaves or bark is applied locally in the treatment of ulcers and in ulceration of the mouth and throat. A distilled water made from the leaves is an excellent eyewash for soothing inflamed or sore eyes. Whilst the fresh fruit has a slightly laxative effect upon the body, when dried it is astringent and is commonly used in the treatment of diarrhoea etc. The dried fruit is also antibacterial and a decoction is useful for treating diarrhoea in children. The skin of the fruits contains anthocyanin and is specific in the treatment of hemeralopia (day-blindness). The fruit is a rich source of anthocyanosides, which have been shown experimentally to dilate the blood vessels, this makes it a potentially valuable treatment for varicose veins, haemorrhoids and capillary fragility.

    Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

    Not all herbal tinctures are equal. Our Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures are 1:1 where possible or 1:2 strength only where 1:1 strength is unavailable, This means they are 1 part herb in 1 part liquid or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1:3 or 1:5 which is 1 part herb to 3 parts liquid or 5 parts liquid respectively. This means Carahealth tinctures at least 3-5 times greater in strength therefore effectiveness.

    Quality Control

    The herbs prescribed are organic, biodynamic or wild crafted where humanly possible. Endangered species are not used.

    Our herbs comply with current Good manufacturing Practice (cGMP). At various stages during the process, manufacturing and distribution, samples are taken for validation and verification in the manufacturer’s laboratory to ensure standard levels of active constituents are present in every batch. These tests involve standard pharmacopoeia testing, such as:

    • Analytical chromatography including Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
    • Gas Chromatography (GC)
    • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

    Herbs are also tested for

    • Microbial levels
    • Foreign matter
    • Total and acid insoluble ash
    • Loss on drying
    • Ethanol soluble extractive and insoluble residues
    • Water soluble extractive
    • Alcohol estimation
    • Swelling index
    • Large number of other specialist Pharmacopoeia monograph assays and tests
    • Pesticides/heavy metals

    Ethanol used in production of Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

    The ethanol high grade (pharmaceutical quality) ethanol distilled from French sugar beet, is guaranteed gluten free and complies with the full requirements of the British and European Pharmacopoeia for residue levels.

    Water used in manufacture

    Public mains water is not used. Only highly filtered water which is piped from deep underground, or pharmaceutical grade purified water is used. Every single batch of every product leaving us is tested for conformity to European Pharmacopoeia microbiological limits.

    Drug/herb interactions

    The Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, Carahealth recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Carahealth accept no responsibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy).

    Expectations

    The general rule is for every year you have had a condition, a month of treatment is required. If you are on the correct prescription you should notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks and then expect slow and steady improvement the longer you are on the herbs.

    Carahealth Dispensary

    Herbs are dispensed in HDPE plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are used to prevent breakages and reduce weight for postage. HDPE is number 2 in the triangle and considered to be a stable, non leaching and hence safe plastic. The bottles are widely recyclable. Carahealth Herbal Tinctures are mixed personally and professionally by our triple degree qualified CAM practitioner with 19 years clinical experience, Carina Harkin.

    Special orders

    For children's doses, for a tailor-made remedy or if you would like to mix and match your 2 bottle order contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Carahealth can supply virtually any herbal tincture you require. Carina can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medication but would like to book a Skype Consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.

    Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.

    Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.

    For further details on this topic or to arrange an online appointment contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.

    Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.