Castor oil for cataracts—I have faithfully applied castor oil to one eye for three months. I very much hoped it would remove it, but my eye doctor did not find any improvement at all, and in fact, said it was worse. To those who wondered about it's safety, I can say it did no harm. My eyelashes became softer and somewhat fuller. I used the regular castor oil from the pharmacy because I didn't know how to get the cold-pressed. I don't know if that mattered.
(New Iberia, La)
(Long Beach, Ca)
for Joyce in Joelton - castor oil: Joyce, I saw your comments on using castor oil in your eye. I had previously read something about using a couple of drops in the eye each night for cataracts. Have you heard anything about this? I was thinking of trying it on my dog who has a catarac. My vet says to try it, she doesn't think it could cause any harm. Thanks! Kelly
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A couple of drops of Castor Oil (cold pressed only) put into the eyes right before you go to sleep will also get rid of cataracts.
(Long Island, New York)
(Central N.c. , Usa)
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)
(Fountain Valley, Ca)
Cataracts are the result of the inability to properly digest certain types of protein. Any remedy that will absorb or break down surface proteins will alleviate cataract growth and/or dissolve them completely. Castor oil would work, but even iodized salt will work.
There are far more than 18 effective treatments for cataracts, but then again, health care insurance and physicians frown on people treating themselves. Not to mention the FDA is strictly against home remedies.
A month ago, at the end of July, I had my eyes examined at the Medical Center as preparation for renewal of my driver's license, which was to expire in August 2012 on my 81st birthday.
I told them at that time that I felt that I was able to see better without my glasses than with them except for reading fine print in dim light, or for driving at night with the glare of oncoming headlights. The results of that examination were unnerving. My vision was certified at 20/30 left eye, 20/40 right eye, which of course was satisfactory for purposes of the DMV, but the doctor also told me I had cataracts in both eyes and after more definitive eye examination, they may want to discuss cataract surgery with me along with an updated prescription for new bifocals.
So on August 31st I went in for the "more definitive" eye examination. The result of these tests was 20/20 vision in both eyes and no evidence of cataracts! The doctors asked me what I had been doing differently.
I told them I had been taking a new supplement called NAC 600, primarily for my heart condition, but more recently I had been experimenting with 2 drops of pharmaceutical grade Castor Oil in each eye at bedtime each night for the month of August. Their jaws dropped. The doctors were incredulous. They said they had never, ever heard of using castor oil for the eyes before. They said cataracts are not reversible except by surgical procedure.
I told them I found the research on castor oil and NAC on the internet, at various natural medicine web sites. They took notes and entered the information into my VA medical records. They told me no eye glasses need be prescribed since my vision was now 20/20. My eye pressure was about the same as it has been for the past year or so, validating the decision last October to take me off glaucoma prescription eye drops. While a little on the high end (26 left eye, 29 right eye), it appeared to be stabilized, so as far as they were concerned, I was no longer on the glaucoma suspect category that I have been on for the past 20 or so years. And while cataract surgery is the most frequently practiced surgical procedure in America today, it appears at least for the time being that I have successfully avoided cataract surgery by using that three thousand year old remedy known as Castor Oil. The doctor's want to track my eye health with follow up testing and have set up appointments for further eye exams going forward. I'm sure that I am now the "talk" of the VA eye clinic.
So, while my eyes are still a mite cloudy sometimes and when doing close reading of fine print in dim light I need reading glasses, it seems that I am now back to 20/20 vision after less than one month of castor oil eye drops! After all these years (more than two decades! ) on the glaucoma suspect list and a driver's license requiring eye glasses for driving. I will now get back to the doctors to ask for re-certification to get the eye glasses requirement off my driver's license.
Now I am continuing the castor oil application nightly for the present. But I have also continued my research and have developed a new treatment after reading about the anti-oxidant supplement N-acetyl carnosine (NAC eye drops) which, in the eye drop form, are reputed to protect the eyes against glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts, and are prescribed by many practicing ophthmologists today.
I am also watching my "liver spots" on the backs of my hands disappear with nightly castor oil massages.
I credit the Budwig Protocol of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese, with fresh-ground flax seeds, in combination with the Castor Oil, with all of my health improvements - renewed vigor, vitality, and vision health.
After several years of FO/CC I noticed my eye sight was progressively improving, and that in general I could see better without than with eyeglasses. I had no way of discerning whether my vision was improving or whether I just needed a new eye glass prescription.
But when the doctor discontinued my glaucoma eye drops last October, I credit the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese regimen. I credit FO/CC in combination with the Castor Oil drops with the reversal of my deteriorating vision and beginnings of cataracts.
The doctors just smile and say very little.
I have been researching cataracts for the past 2 years and the best solution would appear to be those in drops tested NIMMH or other pdf clinical trials on a wide variety of solutions etc, one must first know what the underlying cause is, what cataracts are in principle and then go about investigating possibilities, NOT just apply solutions ad hoc. This is dangerous and unproven. There needs to be some study somewhere to back up you need to check the safety of use ie, DMSO on the skin is very drying some dilute it 70 %. Even then it is a solvent that is ok in the eyes? I am currently using the well known isotonic solution from India, but reversing cataracts isn't easy, keep sugar and salt intake down use other supplements to boost antioxidants raise zinc levels etc . Rosmarinic acid was used in trial, but please everybody do some online research first. It is VERY easy to make the situation ten times worse and even blind yourself.
I had cataract surgery on my left eye six months ago; my eye still a little bit inflamed. I have been seeing the ophthalmologist every other week, the doctor has been prescribing eye drops, but they are not helping. Can you kindly tell me what can I use to stop the inflammation.
Thanks a lot, Victoria
I was reading about cayenne pepper remedy on Earth Clinic. I notice you have mentioned about Dr. John Christopher there.
I have just started using his Herbal Eyebright Formula for help with my cataracts.
But I am worried about the cayenne in it, not because it stings, but because I have a history of CSR (central serous retinopathy) in my left eye. My left eye is the only good eye I have, and I have had CSR in that eye 4 times, the first time in 1999, then in 2016,2018 and 2020. It heals on its own, but it leaves a scar at the back of the retina.
As steroids / stimulants (like chocolate, coffee, salmon, etc) in excess cause CSR, I am worried that cayenne pepper is a steroid / stimulant. But I have read great reviews of how people have dissolved their cataracts using a Dr. Christopher's Herbal Eyebright. I am using only 2 or 3 drops total diluted in distilled water for 2 eye cups. So about 1 or 1.5. Drops per eye cup, and do it twice a day. The strength of cayenne for 10 drops is 40 HU. I am guessing it is not much for me to worry.
I have used it for about a week and am ok.
I am seeking your valuable advice and guidance.
Also, have you heard of a ACV eye wash helping to dissolve cataracts?
Pascalite is a creamy white-colored form of bentonite clay found only in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Cataract patients have reported that applying the clay paste to their eyelids and making eye drops from water filtered through the clay has helped to dissolve their cataracts.
People have also reported that using regular gray bentonite clay, made into a paste, applied to your closed eyelids, and left on for about 30 minutes will eventually get rid of cataracts.
Bentonite has many uses, I keep a small jar of paste (bentonite mixed with water) on my kitchen counter.
If you burn yourself, apply it immediately. It's a bloody miracle! The pain is instantly gone. It's great for insect bites and a zillion other things.
Coconut Oil for Cataracts?
- 2 tablespoons at breakfast - Diarrhea all day
- frying with it for 4 days - bit of dizziness
- hoped it might help with cataracts - any chance?
- female age 84
Two drops of coconut water in each eye...BINGO...(my right eye has always been a tad blurry...but now its the same as it was at 20...I am 68 now) YIPPIE...
(Auckland, New Zealand)
I read in a book about coconuts and how healthy they are for you that if you want to get rid of cataracts, just get a fresh coconut, and strain the water though a coffee filter, and put a few drops in your eyes and BOOM the cataracts are gone. So my dad ran out and bought one and BOOM cataracts were GONE! This is 8 years later and he is now age 80 and they are kind of coming back, so he may do it again soon. AMAZING. SO COOL.
I mixed a 15% strength DMSO solution using DMSO 99.995% purity with distilled water. I put three drops in each eye, waited 15 minutes, and repeated once more. It stung for a few seconds but didn't feel any worse than normal eye drops. Within an hour, my vision was noticeably brighter and clearer. On my next Ophthalmologist visit, two weeks later, the Doc couldn't find the cataracts he had previously found and tried to get me to have surgery to remove them. Instead of ruining my eyes with unnecessary surgery for a few thousand dollars, I spent maybe a penny, did it myself., and kept my original lenses.
Hippocrates: "If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool."
I have used DMSO diluted to 70% and put one drop in each eye. Yes it does burn, but it only lasts for about 20-30 seconds and is gone. You do this twice a day laying down for five to ten minutes. My cataracts are almost gone and my glaucoma has been cured. DMSO will not hurt your eyes! My vision is so much better also.
(New York, USA)
DMSO clears cataracts.
I don't have any experience topically, but internally consumed mixed with spinach clears them.
The person I know that did this method used a tsp per day of DMSO in a spinach smoothie.