The Blessing of Herbal Tincture

by Mary
(Iowa)

I do not normally take the time to write on Internet forums but I wanted to share my experience with my vision in the event it would be helpful for anyone out there.


When I was 30, my eye doctor told me I had
√ What are macular drusen at the back of both of my eyes. He didn't tell me how serious that was - just that we needed to keep an eye on the drusen with yearly eye check-ups. Throughout my 30s, my vision got slowly worse.

When I was 38, we moved and I did not see an eye doctor for a number of years. When I finally went in, my eye doctor looked in my eyes and seemed taken aback. She started asking questions and had this sad look when I told her macular degeneration ran on my mom's side and that my grandfather had been totally blind the last 10 years of his life. She told me I needed to come back the next day to have a photo taken of the back of my eyes to use as a baseline. Then, she gave me some vitamins for eye health and told me I needed to be checked yearly and sadly sent me on my way.

I knew my eyesight had deteriorated because colors were not as bright, my vision had blurry spots in it, and I saw white rivers running down type pages when I was reading. I was angry at how negative my new eye doctor had been and so I canceled the appointment for the photo to be taken of the back of my eyes. I was determined to find an answer on my own to improve my eyesight.

I had been educating myself about alternative healing over the previous 10 years starting from the time my Dad had become ill and passed away from a brain tumor. Realizing that traditional medicine did not have all of the answers, I began to read and research.

I had come across one doctor in California who produces herbal products and teaches people how to heal themselves. One of his products is an eyebright tincture. I ordered some and along with two glass eye cups, started using it daily. I mixed it with distilled water, kept increasing the number of drops each day, and got to the point where I was doing strong herbal eye washes 5 times a day.

The first morning I awoke after doing an eye wash the previous day, my eyes were matted shut. I was frightened and it took me a bit to realize that so much matter was coming out of my eyes as a result of the eye wash that it had sealed my eyes shut. That was easily fixed with warm water and a wash cloth.

One of the ingredients in the tincture is cayenne so the eye washes would make my eyes burn and stream tears. But, I persisted on. Long dark strings of matter would come out of my eyes. Finally, after persisting for at least two months of eye washes, 5 times a day, thick, black rubbery material came out of both eyes. I knew that my eyes were healing. The white type rivers went away, the blurriness subsided, and colors were incredibly vibrant again.

I gradually cut back to only one eye wash a day, then once a week, and then only during fall allergy season because the eye washes would relieve my itchy eyes. Now I only do the eye washes occasionally.

When I went back to the eye doctor that following year, she had no visual record of how bad my eyes had been. She only had her notes. She was going to refer me to an ophthalmologist. But, when she looked in my eyes she didn't think they looked so bad anymore. She had a picture of the back of my eyes taken that day for a baseline. When I go back each year (I am now 51), my eye doctor compares my eyes to the picture and says that my eyes have stabilized.

In addition, I have done cleanses and am now on a great supplement program.

I hope that this provides hope for someone out there. I believe our bodies have the remarkable ability to heal themselves of anything if we simply provide them with what they need and stop doing things that are harmful to them. Natural healing can be truly miraculous.


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Apr 06, 2012
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How to do eyewashes
by: Mary

Not that long--maybe a couple of minutes. I would put the wash in one eye and then do a series of eye movements and then do the other eye.

Think of a clock. I'd move my eye from 12:00 to 6:00 back and forth for a number of times (start with 5 and work up to 10 or 20), then do 9:00 to 3:00, between 1:00 and 2:00 to between 7:00 and 8:00, then between 4:00 and 5:00 to between 10:00 and 11:00. Next, I'd rotate my eyes clockwise starting with 5 times and eventually working up to 30 times. Then do counter-clockwise.

If the wash makes your eyes burn too much when you are first doing this then just keep your face up and blink your eyes open and closed.

Eventually, you'll be able to do more. And, start with a few drops of the tincture and gradually work up to more. I think I worked up to about 10 drops. You'll find when you first open your eye after doing the wash that it will burn and tear. But, that's a good thing! Your eye is cleansing itself and all of those tiny little vessels are opening up. Best wishes!

Apr 05, 2012
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How long are your eye washes?
by: Anonymous

Could you please tell me how long your eye washes are?

I've read that they are usually from one to five minutes. Thank you once again.

Mar 31, 2012
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So glad you are trying this!
by: Anonymous

I am a graphic designer who works out of my home so it was easy for me to work in the washes. If you aren't able to do that, any way you can spread them throughout the day is helpful. Maybe you can do one first thing in the morning, one at noon, and two at night. And do more on the weekend.

There's no rule in how many you need to do, I just think that if you are able to do many during a day's time, your healing will be quicker. I think nutrition is important, too. The herbdoc.com site has a superfood product, that is great nutrition. It is available in a powder form you mix with juice or as capsules. Another supplement that is great for the eyes and that crosses the blood brain barrier is astaxanthin. Best wishes and I'd love to hear about your progress!

Mar 31, 2012
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I am trying this!!!
by: Anonymous

I have an inherited, early onset form of macular degeneration. I have researched and tried several alternative treatments. After reading your article, I've begun the eyewashes. I find it very difficult to get in five eyewashes a day.

Do you have suggestions for incorporating this treatment into a daily routines? Also, have other thoughts come to mind that may help someone who is beginning the eyewash program? I'm very interested in details of your treatment and progress. Thank you for sharing your story!!! God bless!!

Nov 01, 2011
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Answer to Anonymous Question
by: Anonymous

Here is a link for the Eyebright Formula. You'll need to search to find glass eyecups--at an antiques store or special order them from a health food store--and be sure to sterilize them in boiling water and use the same cup on the same eye each time. If you start with one drop of tincture in an eyecup with distilled water and then slowly work up to 10 drops over a period of 2-3 weeks, you will find that you will manage better. I found that my eyes burned the most when I first opened them after the wash and then they teared. The washing will slowly open up more and more tiny vessels in your eye and your eyes will look bloodshot for a time after. I remember having sleep in my eyes again in the morning for the first time in many, many years because the wash opens things up again in your eye so that your eye can cleanse itself easier. Best wishes! It's well worth the effort!
https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38&cid=19&c=1

Nov 01, 2011
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Eye Wash
by: Anonymous

Can you tell us where we might get the eye wash? I'm thinking I might want to try it. How severe is the burning when you use it?

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