I had a glaucoma pressure over 18-20, which is not bad, but enough pressure to be bother me. What I found is Black seed oil and dried seeds which helped me really well.
5-7 pieces of black seeds, intake morning and night before meal at the beginning, and now black seeds oil 1 teaspoons x 2, morning and evening before meal/without it.
I buy my black seeds oil from Amazon/ebay, cold pressed oil and organic - price $ 25-27/piece, and dried black seeds from local market of Somali/Pakistani/Indian groceries that you find in your area.
Published studies using CDP Choline have shown it to reduce glaucoma eye pressure (and blood pressure). The amount used has been 1000 mg daily. It's not cheap so I've been using 250 mg caps daily. Glaucoma is in one eye and pressure is down to 17-18 but would probably be lower with 500mgs or 1000mgs. CDP Choline is also used as an anti-aging brain supplement. I take it after breakfast. No unwanted side effects. Tests have shown the eye to be in fairly good shape.
Drinking coconut water has been effective in reducing fluid pressure in the eye, it can also be a laxative... Proceed with wisdom and research.
The prostaglandin class of eye meds don't work for me--nerve damage continued and the pressure did not go down by much. I refused surgery and any other class of medications.
After several years of trying every alternative treatment I could find, I finally have had success in lowering the intra-occular pressure with diet, exercise and frankincense. I used supplements for years without noticeable difference in pressure, but once I started following Dr. Benjamin Lane's diet and exercise recommendations and using Frankincense, improvement was substantial. I cannot tell you for sure which of the three helped the most but I had used the exercise and diet for three months before receiving good news, and the frankincense for just a few weeks. You can find info on Dr. Lane's diet with a google search (or start with http://www.mothernature.com/l/Preventions-Healing-with-Vitamins/Glaucoma_971.html) and instructions for using food grade (therapeutic) frankincense at http://younglivingforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=841.
Re the diet: I did not add any supplements to the ones I have been taking for years which include D, Co-q10, C, O-3, E and a special eye formula that includes G. Biloba et.al. I walk for 45 minutes EVERY DAY. I eat organic meats and mostly raw vegetables and fruits. I eat NO processed foods--flour, sugar, pasta, etc. I drink no caffeine and no alcohol.
Doesn't sound like much fun to you? Yeah, but I want to keep my sight and for me, that's a big enough motivation.
Oklahoma City, Ok
I had temporary blackout on right eye in December 2012 and the Dr said I should do a visual field test. Diagnosis of VFT: had some dark spots but was considered a glaucoma suspect with an iop of 15/16. Started fennel seeds and one week latter it dropped to 10. Repeated IOP test on saturday 3rd of March after one month and it was 12. Please note that I was diagnosed with RA, and had a stroke last year and have numbness all over, swollen tonsils, white tongue and just 43 yrs old. Cannot take NSAIDS because of reaction.
I was surprised to see so little for Glaucoma remedies on Earth Clinic. Studies show that Forskolin, used in Arurvedic medicine for millenia, helps with slowing down Glaucoma, lowers blood pressure, good for weight loss, psyoriasis, and other benefits.
I am purchasing it now and will report its efficacy on my conditions.
Frankincense on cheek bones or drops in hands and cupped over eyes several minutes twice daily lowers my eye pressure to normal. Must use high quality product. I have had allergic reactions on skin with some. Have had glaucoma surgery which only reduced pressure temporarily.
My intra-ocular pressure has been on the rise for the last 3 years, and was at 20 for both eyes when I had my last eye examine, which was 45 days ago.
I started using Frankincense and taking vegetable glycerin internally and externally making my own eye drops. I also placed magnets in my sleep mask and wore it every night. In addition I changed my diet, going from a healthy vegetarian diet, to a strict vegan 80 percent raw diet, along with juicing lots of organic veggies, and vigorous cardio and resistance training. Today, which is 45 days from my last examine, I was happy to find things were moving in the right direction. My pressures was 18 in my right eye and 17 in the left.
My Auntie suffers from glaucoma. She has lost vision in one eye. Could you please prescribe any herbal medication to ease the pressure on her eyes or cure this disease. Thanks for your cooperation. Desperate Melinda
Croydon Surrey, Uk
Croydon, Surrey, Uk
The Mayo site has glycerin listed as something that lowers the pressure in the eye. I would assume that many people facing eye problems would be interested. Any one (Ted) know anything?
From what I just read, in a reliable "cures" book that I have had for many years, glycerin can be consumed with juice or distilled water to reduce eye pressure. I have been consuming it for about a week now, as I need to get my eye pressure down.
Ignore the warning on the bottle: do not ingest. TPTB don't want people to make use of glycerin's natural healing properties. Old optometry med. manuals listed drinking glycerin as a way to reduce (w/o side effects) a person's eye pressure.
Port Hope, Canada, Ontario
My sister was shot in the eye, and is now experiencing high intraocular pressure. Are there any remedies or herbs that are known to lower the pressure of her eye?
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Hope, Bc, Canada
Middle, Tennessee, Usa
I want to share what I've been doing for my pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. I found out ten years ago and have had numerous lasers and drops with no luck in lowering my OP. I tried numerous things over the years with no success.
I started juicing beets, carrots, celery, lemon and apple every morning and drinking it down immediately.
Since I've been juicing, it's been three months now, my OP is down to 16 from 30. I've had my eyes checked twice so far and it's still normal. Thought I would share in case anyone else is as frustrated as I was. Juicing may not be the most convenient thing to do every day but the results are worth it.
I tried TimH (Louisville, Ky, Usa ) magnet suggestion from his post in 2013:
Betty: I do magnet therapy on my eyes to keep them healthy. Start with a common refrigerator magnet, the side that sticks to metal, over each eye for about 20 min. Daily. This will reduce inflammation and most likely the pressure also.
For the past two days, whenever I've felt increased pressure and pain in my left eye, I've applied the magnet (actually 2 refrigerator magnets one over the other to increase the strength) for about a half hour and immediately after, I've noticed relief. So far it's not a permanent cure, but my eye feels much better for longer periods of time. Thank you!!
I have been having great success with both Mastic Gum, taken internally upon waking, and Frankincense essential oil, allowed to evaporate into the eyes, for eye pressure.
I had been taking Mastic Gum for a month, which was helping my eye pressure issues to a good degree, after reading two studies. The first study linked H. Pylori bacteria with glaucoma. The second study noted a dramatic reduction in H. Pylori when mastic gum was taken as a supplement. It holds true that mastic gum is indeed very helpful for eye pressure in my experience.
I then read on earthclinic, and subsequently on a couple of other places on the web, about success using Frankincense oil. So, I purchased the best quality Frankincense essential oil that I could find. Specifically, oil from the Boswellia Sacra species. I believe that it is steam distilled, which works fine. Every day thereafter, I followed the recommended procedure of dropping 2-3 drops of oil in my hand, rubbing my palms together to distribute the oil, and then cupping my hands over my open eyes with as air-tight a seal as possible and allowing the evaporating oil to mingle with my exposed open eyes. One of the tricks of this procedure is to not cup your hands over your eyes right away, but to allow at least one minute to pass in-between the time that you drop the oil on your hands and the time that you expose your eyes to it. Frankincense oil has volatile oxidative oils (recognizable by the citrusy top-note of the oil) that will irritate your eyes, but which largely evaporate within a minute or so of being exposed to air. Waiting at least 60 seconds to cup your eyes assures that most of these oils evaporate and that your eyes won't be so irritated. Generally, I also count to 60 when cupping my oiled hands over my eyes, which seems to be enough. If any significant irritation starts, which may or may not happen at about the minute mark, I stop. Usually, irritation just means that you didn't wait quite long enough for the volatile oils to evaporate. It's not really a problem, as the irritation is both gradual and mild if it happens at all.
The frankincense is very powerful, assuming a good grade of oil, and its effects will last all day. I generally perform the frankincense procedure either in the moring or the afternoon, but have also found it helpful when any type of inflammation or eye pressure is felt. The combination of mastic gum and frankincense is even more powerful. The only problem is the cost of good frankincense oil and mastic gum. Neither are cheap. A one month supply of both is currently running me about $65. You will probably need around 10 ml of oil per month.
North Plainfield, Nj