Common Herbs for Eye Problems

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Can herbs help your eyesight?
Air Date: 10/12/15
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Alan Keith Tillotson, LAc, RH, PhD
Alan-TillotsonRegistered Herbalist, Alan Tillotson, has been practicing herbal medicine for over 30 years, and is a professional member (R.H.) of the peer reviewed American Herbalists Guild. He holds an accredited Master's degree in Asian Medical Systems (Goddard College), a non-accredited Ph.D. in Integrative Health Sciences (IUPS), and is licensed to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Delaware (L.AC.). Alan is well known in America for his apprenticeship study of Ayurvedic herbology beginning in 1976 in Nepal under Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya. He has studied and practiced Chinese medicine in detail working side by side with his wife, Naixin Hu Tillotson, since 1991.
Common Herbs for Eye Problems
Your eyes, like any other part of your body, require blood flow and oxygen.

They respond to stress, both mental stress and the stress of chemicals and other toxins in your environment.

Your eyes get stronger or weaker depending on your lifestyle and your dietary habits.

So then, it would follow, that just as herbs can help your overall health, they can also help your eye health.

Registered Herbalist, Alan Tillotson, who has been practicing herbal medicine for over 30 years, joins Dr. Abel to discuss how herbs can contribute to good eye health, as well as the specific herbs that are beneficial.