Netra means eye and tarpan means giving strength to the eyes. The medicated ghee is poured over the eyelids in an enclosure built around the eye out of black mung flour. It is said to be an excellent treatment to improve vision and clarity of mind. It relieves tiredness and improves eyesight. It is highly recommended for people who regularly work at computers, operate machinery, drive for long periods or anyone who is currently suffering from tired, aching and sore eyes. This Ayurveda treatment for eyes is carried out in combination with a face massage.
Dry Eyes Syndrome, Burning in the Eyes, Vata Diseases in the Eyes, Curved Eyes, Conjunctivitis, Pain in the Eyes, Night Blindness, Watering Eyes, Squinting, Myopia, Reduces Dark Circles if regularly done.
Benefits of Netra Tarpana
Netra Tarpana has both curative and preventative effects. It’s indicated in Vata predominant conditions, atrophies, degeneration and even in visual defects. During this process, warm medicated ghee is held in place over the eye for a period of 20-40 minutes.
Common medicated ghee is used for the process. The quantity of ghee to be used is such that it completely covers the eyelashes. Practically, the duration of retention of the Tarpana ghee is 20 – 40 minutes, starting with 20 minute and gradually increasing in duration.
Commonly used medicines for Tarpana
Jivanthiya ghrita, Triphala ghrita, Sathahwadi Tarpana ghrita, Kakolyadi gana ghrita and others are common medicated ghee’s used in this treatment.