Natural Remedies for Eye Floaters

| Modified on Feb 13, 2024
Natural Remedies for Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are usually mild visual disturbances caused by clumps of fibrous tissue in the eye that leave small shadows that resemble small spots or cob-web like lines. At first they may be hardly noticeable as they come on gradually as part of the aging process. Natural remedies for eye floaters include beets, castor oil, and the herb comfrey.

Note that eye floaters come on gradually. Any sudden visual changes or disturbances must be ruled out by a qualified professional to ensure that something more serious is not the cause of what appears to be eye floaters.


Canned beets or juiced beets are a natural remedy for eye floaters. Beets are highly nutritious and contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that are critical to eye health. Consuming beets or beet juice will provide these important nutrients.

You can simply add canned beets to your daily diet. Because of the high fiber content and the detoxifying properties of beets, begin with a small amount (one small beet, for example) and increase your intake as desired. Beginning with a large amount of beets at once could cause digestive distress or detox symptoms if you are not used to eating beets.

If you decide to juice fresh beets, the caution to begin slowly is even more important. Beet juice is a highly concentrated food which can cause you to feel quite sick if you are not used to consuming it. Juice only one small beet to begin with (or add it to other fruits and vegetables that you know agree with you.) Increase the amount slowly as desired.

Castor Oil

Castor oil can be applied directly to the eye to reduce floaters. Castor oil is used to dissolve all sorts of different growths and cysts in the body. Use only cold-pressed hexane free castor oil in your eyes. Use one drop in each eye at bedtime. It will cause a bit of temporary blurry vision because it is an oil. It may also sting initially but will leave your eyes feeling well hydrated.


A taurine supplement is sometimes used to reduce eye floaters. Taurine is an amino acid and antioxidant. It is found in meats and not vegetables, so vegetarians are at particular risk for taurine deficiency.


Comfrey is an herbal source of lutein and promotes cell regeneration. Comfrey tea can be used like eye drops in the eye. Comfrey tea does need to be freshly brewed daily. Many drink it on a daily basis for its anti-inflammatory effects, though it should be noted that internal use of comfrey is controversial.

Do you have a natural remedy for eye floaters? Please send us some feedback!



Avoid Canola and Rapeseed Oils

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Posted by sumner (renfrew. pa.) on 07/26/2022

Well, thanks to Jesus and Earth Clinic, I am currently healed of 30+ things that were 5,10, and 15 year problems. However, I will say when my eyes started "flashing" it was more scary than normal. I thought I was already living pretty super clean. I added Hyaluronic Acid and the special eye nutrients.

One day I happened upon an article explaining how pigs were going blind in England due to a high canola/rapeseed oil diet. I was eating a lot of hummus.

At age 63, changes don't always happen fast, but I am almost totally healed.

Replied by Lackov

what about Iodine?

I did a quick search and found this comment from 2009 (on another site):

"..I just started experiment with Iodine cause info was being posted to

a number of lists about it.

But being a bit conservative after all these years, I decided to start

with painting the top of one arm from mid arm to mid wrist.

And throwing some Iodine on a finger nail that was growing out badly

after being squashed.

By the second day (after 3 applications the first 2 days) there was

a major difference between what was growing out, and what had grown


There have been some other major improvements as well, but the best

one was finding that the floaters that have been in my eyes for close

to two decades are fading out. _

Major floaters, major vision problems


A friend of mine that is trying out the Providone reported the same

result (among other good stuff.)

Another major unexpected side effect is that a painful dent on my

shin (caused by leg sliding between cement steps and a brick wall,

and then my falling forward while trying to walk down the steps.)

where I should have had a badly broken bone) that has been painful

for close to 2 decades is not hurting anymore. It use to hurt to

the touch, but then lately had started just aching.

AND the dent isn't as dented.

So, it wouldn't hurt to add some Iodine (external or internal)....

AnitaW "

Beet Juice

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 07/14/2017

Have being dring beet root juice for a week with zero results. Didn't drink large quantities though. For another period of time I have also tried eating a lot of beet roots. All my floaters are still there. I got my floaters from being myopic, reading too much without plus lenses and thus overheating the vitreus chamber. Maybe inflammations while using contact lenses when I was a teen added to the problem.

Beet Juice
Posted by Katalyst For Change (Brevard, Nc) on 06/14/2017

Got spontaneous eye floaters 2 days ago along with flashing light at the corner of my eye. Came to this sight for insight and remedy, as usual. Last night put Colloidal Silver drops in my eyes. A little burning, no better. Today, for lunch I drank fresh beet and carrot juice, about 3 cups through lunch and beyond. I washed the unpeeled carrots and beets and juiced them. Yum! Eye floaters gone right now! One hour later. Well, there is a little one left - negligible. I'll drink more later and tomorrow. LOVE this sight and all of you! Thank you for posting and for your help and wisdom.

This is so great because yesterday, I went to sign up for health insurance. LOL! I could pay a premium of $38.25 and my deductible was $14,300. No vision, no dental included. Shocking! What can we do to change this, folks? We all say yes to this debacle. There has got to be a different way. Meanwhile, I'll keep coming back and making myself a guinea pig.

Replied by Rsw

Flashing lights in the eye can be a sign of a detached retina, which needs immediate medical care if your vision is to be maintained. Unless you are talking about what you know to be the flashing lights of a migraine or an ocular migraine, a visit to an eye doctor, immediately, may be wise. I love alternative medicine and don't mean to alarm you, but this may need help from an MD.


I had the flash of light too. Went to eye doctor. Had exam. It was explained to me that the vitreous fluid with age, separates, and that is what caused the flash of light.


Peripheral flashes began about a month ago (while beading jewelry, not the best of light). Opthamologist said the same - vitreous fluid separates causing the flash. Have to return in January as they want to keep track of it. Finished the project and they stopped. THEN, I noticed computer work at home rather than in good office light, they started up again. Could it be eye strain? Like Garth Brooks sang, "I'm too darn young, to be this darn old". LOL. Decided to limit screen time and up the wattage in light fixtures.

Replied by Soazburrolady
(Southern Az)

Hi Katalyst,
I know you said you have no vision insurance. Vision insurance usually refers to refraction (glasses measurement). Floaters and flashing lights, on the other hand, are considered a medical problem and should be covered by medical insurance, as would things such as glaucoma, cataract, and macula degeneration for example. Hope that helps.

Replied by Mz

Did the flashing lights go away too?

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

I just experienced this in early 2020 and again in September. I saw huge floaters that looked like handlebar mustaches and then huge carpenter ant floaters. Flashes of light as well. An eye doctor is in order in case it is a retinal detachment. Mine was a detached vitreous humor both times. There is nothing that can be done. The eye doctor I saw said your brain eventually ignores the floaters. Now I just see a whole sheet of pin tip size floaters. Good luck! Getting old is not for sissies.



Yes, a detached vitreous humor is probably the MAIN cause of 'sudden' larger floaters. That happened to me about 2 years ago, and then again just today at lunch. It came on fast two...within a minute so I knew it was a bleed. And I had some garlic w/my lunch which is a well known blood thinner (see below). They checked and found that it hadn't detached, but there was a small amount of blood at the bottom of the last detached area. When they're repaired with lasers, they can't really close the detachment, but they laser around it to prevent it from detaching further. Those pin-tip size floaters at tiny specs of blood -- so it's best to back off on any type of blood thinner -- natural or drug-based -- because you'll continue to get them and/or they're get worse. Mine were better like I said for a little more than 2 years...but something caused the bleed today, and now I'm back with 'windshield-wiped' type floaters, and those little tiny, tiny black dots, but I'm determined to find every way I can to make them go away. Will update my post as I (hopefully) improve.


Yes, getting old is a series of "ok, that wasn't there before". Yesterday, had my first sudden floaters, never had them before. Will see the eye doc. Recently started taking Benfotiamine for my leg circulation.. so wonder if that somehow contributed. Kind of a reminder for me to stay away from supplement hype and try to go natural. In this case just stick with Nutritional Yeast for my B vitamins.

(North Dakota)

Flash of light is our bodies changing from carbon to crystalline, I also have flash and floaters, its all related to ascention, read the phoenix journals.

Beet Juice
Posted by Akilah (Chicago ) on 02/09/2017

So I use earth clinic as a first source for pretty much everything and it is ALWAYS helpful but I understand that natural remedies sometimes take a little longer to work than western medicine. Therefore I always use it over a trial period and expect gradual results over time.

Well, with eye floaters and beet juice I can honestly say that this post has come an hour after eating about half a can of canned beets. The reduction in eye floaters is amazing.

Long story short 2 years ago the vision in my right eye started changing. I got tons of testing and they couldn't find anything wrong but they were able to confirm that I had reduced vision in the center of my eye. Fast forward two years and I suspected that there was a possibility it could be a floater just in a very uncomfortable place ( the center of my eye) causing its presence to be more inconvenient than the norm.

So I came onto earth clinic, decided to try the beets and VOILA! A mere hour later, while the floater is not completely gone and I don't know if it will stay gone, it is AT LEAST 50% better than it was just an hour ago!

I work on a computer pretty much 10 hours a day so it's very noticeable, but hey if you have eye floaters try this, worst case scenario it doesn't work and you now have your daily dose of vitamin C!

Replied by Akilah
(Chicago, Il)


The correction the beet juice gives doesn't persist. A few hours after I take it each time, I can see the floaters again. I have not been using it consistently however, and maybe it's a cumulative effect. I use it when it gets really uncomfortable, outside of that I have just learned to work around it.

Replied by Jeanne
(Colorado, Usa)

You say that you work for 10 hours daily on computers. I have floaters too, and here looking for some ideas. But regarding computer use my eyes really enjoy a Yellow night driving clip-on for glasses. If you normally don't wear glasses you can get Yellow night driving glasses in Walmart for about $ 10. I just purchased 2 more as gifts, as my eyes are much less stressed from the blue computer screen light, and so current floaters are so much less of a bother.

Beet Juice
Posted by Pbatech (Us) on 04/08/2015

I had two large floaters in my eyes and many smaller ones. I find that every time I eat beets the floaters get smaller and fainter. I eat canned beets and notice an improvement every time. I would not drink beet juice because it does not have all the good benefits of whole beets. When I stop eating beets my floaters remain the same until I start eating them again. For me, beets are the only things that work.

Replied by Steven
(Imperial Beach, Ca)

I followed your advice and got the same results. My floaters are becoming more translucent after consumming canned beets. Thank you.

Replied by Earthling

That's great! How long was it before you noticed improvement?

Replied by Pbatech

Steven, so glad to hear you found the same results I have with eating beets. It was really amazing when I realized what was happening.

Earthling, I had been originally eating beets because of their anti-cancer properties, but after about a week I noticed the improvement in my eye floaters. And then I saw an improvement every time I ate beets. After eating a lot of them by themselves with red wine vinegar, I grew tired of them, but now I am back to eating them in salads, mixed with canned tomatoes and other salad ingredients. I like the combination of beets and tomatoes.

Replied by Carolina

I've been eating canned beets and drinking the juice they come in every day for a week and haven't noticed improvement yet. How long does it take? Getting burned out with beets and not seeing results.

Replied by Nguyen Minh Duc

I am from VN. I have suffer floater for years. How can I find beets or any fruits can replace it. DO you have any experiment share to me? Thank you so much

Replied by Pbatech

Hi Carolina, sorry to hear you haven't seen any difference after eating beets. Have you gone to see the eye doctor to make sure what you are dealing with are really eye floaters and not something else? There are several other conditions that cause black spots in your vision, and some of them are very serious.

Hi Duc, I would imagine you could get fresh beets at the vegetable market in VN. Cook them and eat them. There is no substitute.

Replied by Marie-louise Bloch
(Zurich, Switzerland)

Hello together

I just have recently eye floaters. I found that Herbal Eyebright is for rinsing the eye and also the herbs are nourishement for the eye. I lost all points, now I have just one more thing left, if I am too lazy and do not rinse the eye everyday I get the it back!! There is also a youtoube of Dr. Wang. He is a Chinese doctor in AL and explains the cause of eye floaters. This is the best, which I found for treatment. I hope I can help somebody with my suggestions. Kind regards from Switzerland.

Replied by Catherina

Hello Pbatech.

I would like to know for how long you have gotten these eye floaters? And how old are you? Do they become more visible if you don't eat beets?


Hi Catherina, I must have gotten my eye floaters starting when I was in my mid to late 50s. No, they do not get more visible when I don't eat beets, but they don't get better either. Every time I eat beets they become more translucent, fainter and smaller. Now I am in my 60s. I also see some improvement as well when I eat avocados and maybe olives, but not to the same extent as beets. But I combine all those things in a salad with tomatoes and a few other vegetables and it makes me feel so good after eating it. My eyesight becomes sharper. And the big floaters I had are almost gone now.

Replied by Elodie

Beetroots nourish the blood. In Chinese medicine, eye floaters are an indication of liver-blood deficiency, so it makes sense that people are finding improvement with the consumption of beets!

Replied by Chloe

How often and how much do you drink?

(Seattle, WA)

One caution with beets -- they're EXTREMELY high in oxalates. So if one has joint pains or especially are prone to kidney stones, you want to avoid beets at all costs. Plus, not sure why they would help with floaters as they have nothing to do with collagen and/or blood issues.

Beet Juice
Posted by Jay (Hyderabad, India) on 03/18/2013

Excess calc fluor in my body resulted the floaters. I am taking beet juce daily, now after 3 days, 80% floaters are gone, and rest are reduced in size, so wanted to continue to take beet juce.

Replied by Shikhar
(Noida, Up)

Hi Jay, Hoping you are doing great. I am suffering from eye flaoters since 4 years and after the last few weeks it got increased. I have been checked by eyes from varius Doctors but they said no treatment is required. Could you please let me know about the beet juice and how much benefit you got with that? Regards, Shikhar

Replied by Carol
(San Francisco, Ca.)

Would also like to know about the beet juice. I purchased some beets a few days ago and would like to know should I just juice them and how much juice are you using? Thanks so much!!


Hi Carol, I use canned beets. Drained and rinsed under running water in a colander to rinse off the excess salt used in canning. And then I put them in a "salad" that is more like a gazpacho. If you get raw beets I think that the extra work of cooking them all the time would get tedious and make someone stop bothering with them. When I tell people about how wonderful beets are they will say they love beets, but I find that they will eat them once or twice a year. This is not often enough to see any improvement from them. I make my large salad weekly and it lasts two or three days for all my meals.

Replied by Raj

Hi Jai, I have flashes and floaters both. And my vision of left eye is going too blurry. Could you tell me that will it work on my flashes? If yes then how much quantity should be used.

Replied by Ks

Raj from Himachal - u must visit an eye doctor asap. This condition could be very serious. Don't waste time.

Replied by Tonio90

Sleeping on your stomach causes eye floaters.


Hi Tonio, eye floaters have nothing to do with any sleeping position. They are caused by aging. And if beets can make them improve, then to a certain extent nutrition, or lack of certain nutrients in the diet.

(Colorado, Usa)

Looking in medical books I found floaters are sometimes even from time of birth, when extra capillaries inside the eye do not dissolve. So nothing to do with sleeping position. BUT they have ALL to do for me with eating sweet things, and bread. So perhaps they might even be candida related. So staying off breads seems to help me a lot.
I make occasionally raw beets to rejuvenate my liver. Formula is easy to make by anyone. All you need is a greater (or food processor).

1/3 raw beets, 1/3 good extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 fresh lemon juice. (Or lime juice when I cannot find good lemons here). Grate beets, mix with olive oil and lemon juice, place in glass dish with cover, refrigerate. Eat 1 tablespoon on its own, or in salads daily. Good for skin too. Original recipe I had said that when we eat this 1 Tablespoon each hour it can completely regenerate the liver. (Unless someone is in a live and death liver situation, I would stick to the 1 then 2 TBSP daily, or one could regenerate the liver, while experiencing major detox. )

Replied by Catherina

Hello Pbatech.

I would like to know for how long you have gotten these eye floaters? And how old are you? Do they become more visible if you don't eat beets?

Replied by Karan

Hey Jay...did it work..I have a lot of them in both eyes..please let me know


Hi Karan, Why don't you try it and see what your results are? It has worked for me. But I eat at least one can of beets per week in what I call my health salad. It is so tasty! I would eat it more often but it takes about a half hour to prepare, and often I just eat something else instead. I'm trying to get into a routine with the same breakfast and then the salad for a combination of lunch/dinner and a snack later on. The salad is large, so it lasts a couple of days or a bit longer if I eat that exclusively for each meal. Good luck!

Replied by Pbatech

Hi Jay, I really am skeptical that your eye floaters are disappearing after only 3 days. That makes it sound like magic. There is no magic in the world.

Replied by Courtney
(Granite Bay, Ca)

I'm not sure that eye floaters have much to do with age. I've had them since I was in my late teens/early 20's. :

Back then (I'm 53 now) the eye doctor said; " happens", and that was that. No real explanation.

Replied by Shirley
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Hi Pbatech

There is magic all around us my friend. It's called the human body's ability to heal itself with the correct nutrition. You just have to know where to look. Jay may be correct in what he says. Everyone's body is different.

Replied by Pankaj

Hey Jay, I am Pankaj. I am happy to see your post regarding beet juice affects on floaters. Even I am from Hyderabad and facing the same floaters. So please will you let me know how your floaters exactly are?, and is this beet juice really effective?


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Posted by Bobbie (Beavertom) on 05/15/2023

Eating blueberries daily gets rid of floaters. For breakfast I basically put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup of organic lactose free kefir with a little bit of water in my blender and drank shake for few months and no more floaters.


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Posted by bodulica (Barrie ON) on 03/13/2020

Anyone tried pineapple (Bromelain)? According to this study it works.

Replied by door1483

A recent study points at Pineapple ingested (or bromelain supplements potentially) for a 30% reduction in floaters over a few months.

The dosage is 1-3 slices per day at lunch.

Budwig Diet

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Posted by Mare (st louis, mo) on 07/22/2007

You need to find out about the Budwig Diet.Read the information at

Dr. Johanna Budwig was the foremost expert in the world on fats and oils. She was able to heal people even from their deathbeds using flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. (It's all about the electrons!) She also recommends veggies and fruit. (no meats, animal fats, or sugar.) She lived into her 90's. and was a nominee for the nobel prize many times. Earth Clinic should be all over this one. It helps all sorts of diseases, Heart Infarction. arthritis, cancer etc, and is good for athletic performance and in fact, the whole family. I have done oil pulling for only a short time and it has helped the floaters in my eye get smaller & less dark. (they were the result of a burst capillary.)

Replied by Ross
(Kildare, Ireland)

i have floaters and you say that the use of flax seed oil can help .how much per day should i take and can i get it from my local organics shop. please write back

EC: The Budwig Diet: 3-5 tablespoons of organic flax seed oil thoroughly blended (hand blender works best) with 1 cup of low fat organic cottage cheese. The 1 cup is eaten throughout the day. Flax can be found in the refrigerated section of your local health food store (important). More here:

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

I don't like cottage cheese. Can I just take it by the spoon? What about doing oil pulling with flaxseed oil? I hadn't seen the answer to a first question I posted on this subject but I will surely look into the mini-beet protocol. I am so fed up of these floaters especially in my right eye which is the one most affected by myopia. I have tried countless natural medication for the liver but nothing ever changed. As someone suggested here that massaging the shoulders seems to help I will roll my shoulders next time I go for a walk in the sunshine as I see them when I am in bright lights.

Replied by Bonecrusher
(Denver, Colorado)

No, you cannot just take the flax oil by itself, that defeats the whole premise of the Budwig Protocol. Oil pulling will just be a waste of good flax oil.

Mix 3tbsp flax to 6tbsp cottage cheese (2:1 ratio) mix it, add in some blueberries or other fruit of your choice and mix some more. Eat it, no whining about cottage cheese.

Replied by Joe
(Rome, Lazio, Italy)

I have done quite a bit of reading about the Budwig diet, and it seems that as an alternative to cottage cheese you could use quark. It makes it taste much, much nicer, especially with some cinammon and some berries. I have it every morning because it's delicious - tried the cottage cheese for awhile but the consistency put me right off.

Also, I don't think yogurt works too well - something to do with the sulphur content, but I don't remember exactly. Sulphur in itself is a very interesting element and should be researched. I think it's one of the primary ways your body moves oxygen around your body.

Replied by Julie
(Toronto, Ontario / Canada)

Quark, flax, cheese - forget it - just try those l-carnisine eye drops.

1. can-c

2. Bright eyes

You might have to order them online but they exist and reduce your floaters amazingly well. Use them as much as you want - the more the better. No side effects except your eyes feel a million times better. They are a miracle so try them if you have bad floaters. Forget diets, looking into the moon or sun & any other stupid old remedy - just get those drops and start using them alot.

Then get back online and tell people - maybe the eye community can make those eye doctors tell us about these drops even if they aren't a prescription. They don't seem to recognize them - which led me to get my 2nd floater - if I had used them when I got the first one - I never would have got this second one and my life would have been way better.

Replied by Kk
(Seattle, Wa)

I doubt safety of using flax seeds. A lot of parasite sites talk about possibilities of nuts and seeds being contaminated with parasites. This totally averts me from using raw seeds. If to do termal treatment of seeds then that omega 3 fats there go rancid, then there is no point.

I understand that there can be a benefit, I just do not know how to clean these seeds.

(Colorado, Usa)

I hear you! That is why I soak raw seeds or nut in some powdered Vitamin C for about 10 minutes for flax seeds, overnight for all others.Then I rinse them in a sieve before using. Walnuts and other nuts I dry by cotton kitchen towel, and ten place in sun on a cookie sheet with rim. If it is cloudy I dry them on lowest temperature my oven has, perhaps even with door slightly open. Then save in fridge.

Replied by Frank
(Thunder Bay, On)

Hi Kk. You don't need to bother with the flax seeds. In fact, I don't recommend it on a long term basis. I got diverticulitis after using ground flax seeds every day for several years. They can stick together and become trapped in the diverticulae of your intestines and then become infected. You can see the stickiness very easily. Just wet your finger and put it in the seeds an the seed will stick to your fingers like glued on and or will stick to each other if whetted. If you do use the seeds and grind them, consume them immediately afterward so as not to allow them time to become rancid. Just use the flax seed oil instead but be careful about the flax seed oil you buy. It should be produced in a nitrogen environment as flax seed oil is extremely reactive with oxygen of the air and will become rancid quickly if exposed to unrestricted oxygen in the air for any length of time. It is said to be 30 times as reactive as sunflower oil. Further, it should be sold in a brown glass bottle as it can react just from exposure to light. Also, once bought and opened, it should be closed again right after you take out the oil you want to use, and then put back in the fridge where it's dark and cold immediately in order to keep it fresh and to maintain its health benefits for the body. Also, the oil you buy should not have any preservatives in it or it defeats the health benefit of the flax seed oil you're seeking. You can take flax seed oil alone as an antiviral or anti inflammatory. But, the Budwig protocol for cancer requires low fat cottage cheese or quark combined with flax seed oil in order to act as an oxygen carrier in the body to combat the cancer. In the case of cancer, Budwig warns that taking flax seed oil by itself shouldn't be done at all. Also, I think it is best to prepare your budwig protocol just before use to maintain it in the freshest state. I make Budwig shakes. To do this I put a third of a cup of low fat cottage cheese in a blender and add to that two tablespoons of flaxseed oil. I also usually add half an apple and half an orange but you can add whatever fruit you like. I then add just enough 1% butter fat milk to allow it to blend as low fat is important and pour that mixture when blended into a regular beer glass for dirinking. Budwig also allowed or even suggested the adding of a bit of honey. Perhaps the honey helps pull the respiratory enzyme created by the mixture into the cancer cells. When my son had cancer, the Budwig shake was the only alternate protocol we tried that brought his cancer markers to normal and below. FWIW

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Frank, so putting flax seeds in a smoothie is not a good idea? Is this also true with blended chia seeds and/or sesame seeds?

Replied by Frank
(Thunder Bay, On)

Hi Mmsg, I used to take two tablespoons of flaxseeds ground up with an electric grinder everyday. As best as I can recall I took these in my oat bran cereal for breakfast or my daily Budwig shake. I would have thought that taking them in this way that they would have been sufficiently separated to prevent them sticking together, but I believe they become trapped first in the diverticulae, then stick together, and them become infected.

At any rate after doing this for about two to three years, I got diverticulitis. This causes the diverticulae to become stretched out and deformed. Now I have to have fiber daily such as oat bran or psylium fiber to keep these diverticulae flushed out so that food particles don't become trapped in them.

With regard to chia seeds, I have no direct experience so I can't really comment on them.

With regard to sesame seeds, I have little experience with them but I suspect they are also sticky like flax seeds as I recall eating them in a Chinese restaurant where you wet the chopsticks and dipped them in the seeds to pick them up.

However, I found out the cause of the diverticulitis when I told a friend about it and he responded, "Oh you get that from eating small seeds." FWIW

Replied by Prioris

In response to ..."However, I found out the cause of the diverticulitis when I told a friend about it and he responded, "Oh you get that from eating small seeds." FWIW"...

That is just a myth. Diverticulitis is caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be killed and pockets healed with Aloe Muciliginous Polysaccharide but i'd try the aloe vera juice first.

There are list of foods that are supposedly the culprit but those foods may be only part of a long chain reaction. You need to know what spawned the bacteria.

For instance, if I eat too much sweet things like candy or french toast etc, it spawns the bacteria. I can eat most of those other foods on the list and it won't be a problem. Of course if the bacteria does get spawned, those other foods like seeds may add to it. If the problem does occur again, I can usually douse it out very quickly.

If your pockets healed, the seeds would likely not have been a problem.

You will likely find out very quickly what actually is the root of your causation if it happens again after you cure it.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Frank,

Thanks for taking time to keep us posted. You are right - you haven't failed, only found out something else that didn't work. I appreciate your optimism! I trust that you will keep us posted when you come upon the solution! Thanks again!

~Mama to Many~

Castor Oil

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 06/30/2017

Castor oiled failed for me. I used cold pressed, hexane free castor oil not only for 8-9 days as Al Miller have suggested, but for a whole month with no results. My eye floaters still remain. I used one drop per day in the afternoon. I had no infection at all even though the castor oil is not sterile. If I used it just before bed time though I had much eye in the morning so I abadoned night use.

Be carefull, because it is oil, if someone has a RCE (recurrent corneal errosion) it can deteriorate the cornea and make the epithelium stick off with ease even while not sleeping! I had that case and stopped the use in my left eye allthough it was fine for months.

Castor Oil
Posted by Al Miller (Usa) on 03/17/2017

I developed floaters years ago [I was told if you were near sighted, and lived long enough, that you would develop floaters]. Recently I developed dry eyes along with itchiness. I applied 2-4 drops of Castor Oil at bedtime. The first treatment removed the dryness 90%, so I continued nightly for 7-8 nights and my eyes feel almost 'new' my surprise, my floaters have reduced 90% as well [treating for floaters was not in my plan] :)

Castor Oil
Posted by William (Plains, Mt.) on 03/18/2015

I too have put castor oil in my eyes for floaters; it took them away. I did this several times, it worked just fine. There is no pain at all when you put castor oil in your eyes.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

William, which Castor Oil do you use?

Replied by Steve
(Beaverton, Oregon)

I have more floaters in my eyes that I even care to talk about... Does the castor oil really work? More info. would be great! Steve

Replied by Diane
(Dover, Delaware)

So are you saying it's safe to put castor oil in the eye and if so how much?

Replied by Mama to Many

Dear Diane,

When I use castor oil in my eyes, I use one drop in each eye at bedtime. (I keep a tissue handy because even one drop won't all stay in the eye.)

Castor Oil in the eyes is a bit controversial. Personally, I am comfortable using it. But you might want to read more and decide.

I do use cold pressed Hexane free Castor oil when I am using it in my eyes. (Actually, I use it for lots of things. It is not that expensive and a little goes a long way.)

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Bell
(Birmingham, Al, Usa)

How do you put it in and what kind do you use?

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Bell,

I keep castor oil in a small squeeze bottle and then it is easy to put into my eyes. Keeping some in a small bottle with an eyedropper would work, too.

I look for brands that are cold or expeller pressed and hexane free when using it in my eyes. I have used castor oil from Heritage, Home Health and Mountain Rose Herbs.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Lalin
(Sri Lanka)

I have floaters in both eyes and emerging cataract. Read about castor oil for cataract and got down some oil (USP) packed by a company called Humco in Texas. According to the label it is to be used as a laxative. Unfortunately I am not sure about the purity of the castor oil here that is why I imported it from USA. Could I use this for my eyes? Regards

(Colorado, Usa)

Sri Lanka, see if you can find online Can-C eye drops (with L carnosine). I have seen photos of before and after 6 months, of a full blown eye cataract from a trial. Gone. So it is a proven eye drop solution, doctor developed, for humans and animal cataracts. The box one buys comes with TWO eye-drop bottles.

Replied by Sharon
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How many weeks did it take for the castor oil take to cure your eye floaters? Thanks

Castor Oil, MSM

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Posted by DKL (Mayflower, AR) on 02/04/2022

Castor oil and MSM work. Last summer had my eyes filled with ants when looking at the sky - thought something serious was happening. Went straight to the eye doctor, said that I had floaters, caused all the ants running around, then they turned into wormlike bundles, said the vitreous fluid drying and pulling away was the issue, I am 65. So.... went online, since eye doc could do nothing for me - said vision was fine!! Worried me, search and find.... MSM drops, ordered dexterity health drops... use them daily. then read castor oil can help, filled up a cleaned out Visine bottle with the castor the drops every night in my eye, removes your eye makeup really well - two birds :)

then about a week later, noticed all floaters shrinking... I am going to be continuing this forever, don't want those pesty floaters around.... good luck all - worked for me

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 10/20/2017

I've used about 150gr of Comfrey tea with zero results. Every time I did a tea I also put 1 drop of the tea in my eye in the morning and one in the afternoon. Zero results for me with no side effects either.

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