Concentrated extract of Berberis aristata
Green Vitriol/Ferrous Sulphate (FeSO 4 7H2 o)
hydrated potassium aluminium sulfate (potassium alum)
The ayurvedic characteristic of Netraprabha Plus is as follows-
- Guna-Laghu, Ruksh
- Rasa-Madhur, Kashay
- Veerya- anushna sheet
Madhur vipaak acts against Vaat; Laghu and Ruksh Guna act against Kapha whereas Madhur and Kashy ras act against Pitta. Hence, Netraprabha Anjana Plus works to balance all three doshas.
Netraprabha Anjana Plus is formulated with Honey, Kapoor and effective medicinal herbs like Triphala and Neem, Haridra. Honey and Kapoor control infection and inflammation. They have antiseptic like properties. Kapoor is a counter irritant. It has been known to provide cooling effect to the eyes as well. Hence camphor is used topically to relieve pain and reduce itching.
Ayurveda: Tridoshahar-balances all three doshas,Chakshushya- good for eyes.
Modern: Extract of Amla has antimicrobial properties. It is an anti-oxidant with free radical scavenging properties, which may be due to the presence of high levels of super oxide dismutase. Amla acts as a general tonic as well. When used in combination with Harda and Beheda it can provide synergistic activity as an external medicine for eye diseases. Amla is antibacterial and antifungal and has anabolic action. Fresh fruit juice of Amla is used in inflammations of eyes as a collyrium. It can be applied with benefit to recent inflammations of the conjunctiva and other eye complaints.
Ayurveda: Chakshushya-Good for eyes, Rasayan-rejuvenator,balances all three doshas.
Modern:It is used as an eyewash, for relief from various eye-infections.
Ayurveda: Balances three doshas, specially kapha.
Modern: Beleric myrobalan is effective for treating eye disorders. The paste of its fruits is applied on the eyelids in conjunctivitis. The fruit can treat numerous other eye ailments like myopia, corneal opacity immature cataract, and chronic and acute eye infective conditions. Beleric myrobalan can be used as a soothing lotion over eyes.
[Haritaki Fruit [(Terminalia chebula) Ext.+ Amalaki Fruit (Emblica officinalis) Ext.+ Behada Fruit (Terminalia Belerica) Ext].
Ayurveda: Triphala has Tridoshaghna property- pacifies all three doshas; so, it also helps in reversing the disease by reversing the vitiated Vata-Pitta Doshas by its Gunas(properties) like Ruksha-dry, Laghu-lightness; Sheeta-cold etc. Among these 3, Amalki has Tridoshahar action i.e. it pacifies tridosha, Chakshushya – enhances vision, Rasayan-rejuvanative strenghth. As per Kaiyadev-nighantu, Haritaki and Bibhitak both are Chakshushya-enhance visual strength.
Modern: Amla or Indian gooseberry regulates elimination of free radicals, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens eye. Studies have shown it to improve free radical activity induced vision conditions e.g. nearsightedness and cataracts, by reducing intra-ocular tension. This is mainly due to its Vitamin A and carotene contents. Amla also reduces macular degeneration, night blindness, and strengthen vision. Triphala relieve the eye strain and strengthen the visual function.
Ayurveda: It is Jeevaniya-Promote longevity, Vata-Pittahara (Pacifies the aggravated / morbid Vata and Pitta). Good for eye and eyesight / vision.
Modern: Enhances immunity by boosting levels of interferon which is the key chemical of the immune system that fights off viruses, has anti-allergic property and highly beneficial in allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma. Yasthimadhu exhibits antimicrobial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria thus it is useful in infective conditions of eyes.
Ayurveda: Chakshushya-Good for eyes, relieves infection, Aviidahi – (unlike regular salts), cold in potency helps to balance Pitta. Salt taste balances Vata and relieves chest congestion of kapha.
Modern: Rock salt is a mineral form and is isometric crystals of Sodium Chloride. It may also contain other elements like magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc etc. It reduces inflammation.
Ayurveda: Rasayan-rejuvenator, Daru haridra is helpful in Kaphabhishyand(acute muco-purulent conjunctivitis), Netra bhutam kandu(itching of eyes), ruja(Pain). Its filtered decoction (Kashaya) is used to wash eyes to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation.
Modern: It is a crude concentrated extracts prepared from the roots, stem bark of several species of genus berberis. It shows Anti-inflammatory and Anti-microbial action. It helps in muco-purulent conjunctivitis, foreign body like sensation, redness, burning etc. It contains Berberine as an active principle with anti-inflammatory activity hence helpful in conjunctivitis etc. Galic acid (GA) is a common phytoconstituent present in Rashut or Rasanjan which has been reported to possess hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity.
Ayurveda: Balances Vata and Kapha. , Kesya (Hair growth modulator), good for eyes, rakta vardhaka (haematinic), artava janana (Emmenagogue), carminative and digestive in nature. It is useful in diseases of eyes, skin, blood, heart, abdominal pain etc
Modern: It improves strength and immunity. It is diuretic, hematinic in action.
Ayurveda: Sheeta, Dahahara – coolant in nature, relieves burning sensation. Medhya – improves intelligence, Chakshushya-good for eyes.
Modern: Kapoor is a counter irritant. It has been known to provide cooling effect to the eyes as well. Ayurveda has found Kapoor to beneficial to eyes for treating various eye ailments. It is antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergent, antioxidant, hygroscopic.
Ayurveda: Shothahar-relieves oedema, Lekhan-scrubbing action, Grahak-astringent, Netray-Good for eyes
Modern: It is Anti-septic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic. Alum is wonderful for treating eye abscess.
Ayurveda: Chakshushya-good for eyes, Ropan-heals, Mrudu-soft, Vishad-removes debris, lekhan-scrubbing action
Modern: Honey is antimicrobial in nature. It is nutritive, demulcent, and emollient. It heals wound rapidly, provides energy to the muscles. In Ayurveda, it is said that Madh when applied in the eyes leads to tears which along with it washes away all the diseases of the eyes. Furthermore, is has been observed in Ayurvedic texts that use of Madh on a regular basis helps to relieve heaviness in the eyes and strains on the muscles developed due to overworking of the eyes.
Shothahar-relieves oedema, Lekhan-scrubbing action, Grahak-astringent, Netray-Good for eyes