Netra Tarpan is a traditional Ayurvedic eye care therapy. It involves the application of medicated ghee (clarified butter) around the eyes to promote eye health and alleviate various eye-related issues. The term “Netra” means “eye,” and “Tarpan” means “nourishment” or “sustenance” in Sanskrit.
The procedure typically involves the following steps:
- Preparation of medicated ghee: The medicated ghee used in Netra Tarpan is prepared by mixing specific herbs and medicinal substances in clarified butter. This preparation is tailored to the individual’s needs and the specific eye condition being treated.
- The individual lies down comfortably, and a small well is created around the eyes using a dough made from black gram flour or other suitable materials. This well holds the medicated ghee.
- The medicated ghee is poured into the well created around the eyes, and the eyes are submerged in it. The eyes are gently opened and closed to allow the ghee to bathe the entire eye area.
- The person usually keeps their eyes immersed in the ghee for a specific period, typically ranging from a few minutes to around 30 minutes, depending on the condition and the recommendations of an Ayurvedic practitioner.
- After the treatment, excess ghee is carefully removed, and the eyes are cleaned.
Netra Tarpan is believed to provide a range of benefits, including:
- Nourishing and rejuvenating the eyes.
- Relieving dryness and discomfort in the eyes.
- Reducing eye strain caused by excessive screen time or prolonged reading.
- Improving vision and clarity.
- Alleviating symptoms of various eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, and cataracts.
- Relaxing the eye muscles.