It is well documented that cataract operations used to be done by Ayurvedic vaidyars some 100 years ago. However, with technology and time, cataract came to be performed by Allopathic doctors only. Prevention of eye diseases and treatment could be effective through Ayurvedic procedures. Susruta and Vagbhata are considered the pioneers of Shalakya Tantra with Rajashri Nimi, the King of Videha as the Adi Bhishaj or the first physician of Shalakya Tantra, which has been in existence since 500 – 1000 BC.

Senile cataract, which affects or is expected to affect most of us in old age, can be prevented by using simple interventions in Ayurveda. Treatment with triphaladi ghana vati and elaneer kuzhambu can delay, arrest or even prevent senile cataract. Triphaladhi ghana vati (500mg) orally and elaneer kuzhambu anjana 60 mg in both eyes for topical use is prescribed and has been found very effective in preventing senile cataracts. Triphaladi ghanavati is easy enough to take orally. Since the eye is kaphasthana, using elaneer kuzhambu and allowing the eyes to water relieves them of excessive kaphadosha.

Elaneer kuzhambu contains Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica and Emblica officinalis (the three constituting the popular preparation triphala), Tree turmeric, Glycyrrhiza glabra and tender coconut water. Apart from these, it also contains camphor, Gmelina arborea and saindhava lavana or rock salt. Honey is also added at the end of the preparation.

Itoozhi Ayurveda is a pioneer in Eye treatments and has a specialized department to take care of Eye diseases.


vijay sharma · December 7, 2020 at 5:11 am

Dear sir i need the tripala gana vati 500 mg tablet for my eye cataract.. so where i will get this medicine


    Itoozhi Ayurveda · December 10, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Hello Vijay,
    We have the medicine and we can courier it to you. Could you please share your postal mailing address and your phone number so that our Pharamacy Despatch team can take this forward? Thank you.

M.K.Subrahmanya Sharma · October 17, 2021 at 6:06 am

Dear sir i need the tripala gana vati 500 mg tablet for my eye cataract.. Inform me the amount to pay.
M.K.S Sharms

Ravichandra Vandal · February 18, 2022 at 10:33 am

I need triphala gana vat tablets 500 mg could you please send me through courier. I have given my email id please send me details of mode of purchase.

sukumar palat · October 31, 2022 at 3:40 pm

Can l put elaneer kuzhambu eye drop after cataract surgery

    Itoozhi Ayurveda · November 23, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Dear Sukumar,
    Tha nk you for contacting Itoozhi Ayurveda. Though Ilaneer Kuzhambu is a proven liniment for Eye care in Ayurveda, we would not able to advise you unless we have more clarity on the nature of the surgery, time since the surgery, extent of the surgery etc. Please feel free to call us on +91 4602274119 OR +91 96334 74119 for Kerala and +91 99029 00933 for Bengaluru, Karnataka to take this forward. Thank you.

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