Home Remedies: Treatment for Optic Neuritis | Symptoms | Causes of Optic Neuritis

By | July 7, 2010

Home Remedies for Treating Optic Neuritis

Optic neuritis is inflammation or degeneration in the optic nerve that transmits the visual information from the eyes to the brain. It can cause vision loss and is related to multiple sclerosis. If a single nerve is involved, then the condition is known as mononeuritis. And if several nerves are involved, then the condition is known as polyneuritis.

Optic Neuritis Symptoms

The most common symptom of optic neuritis is pain that is worsened because of eye movement. The pain reaches its peak in a week and then takes several days to go away. Loss of vision is another important symptoms and this can happen within a day to a week. The condition can become worse because of exercise or heat. However, loss of vision is temporary in most patients. Another common symptom is loss of colour perception.

Causes of Optic Neuritis

Common causes of optic neuritis are auto-immune conditions such as neuromyelitis optica as well as multiple sclerosis. Drugs, diabetes, cranial arteritis, and infections are some of the other causes of optic neuritis. This visual condition can affect people within the ages of 20-45. It is believed that women are at a greater risk of developing optic neuritis than men. Some of the causes of optic neuritis are paranasal sinus infection, syphilis, demyelination, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, viral illness, nerve damage, and blood supply problems to the optic nerve.

Home remedies for treating optic neuritis: It is imperative that you visit a doctor to get this condition treated. You can mix a spoonful of honey in a cup of soy bean milk and drink it every night, continuously for three to four months. You can also try another remedy with soy. Soak soybeans in water for about twelve hours and then peel and wash them. Grind the beans into a fine paste and add water to it and pour it into a saucepan. Allow the liquid to come to the boil and then let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink it.  Alternately, you can boil a spoonful of barley in two glasses of water. Cool and strain this liquid. Add a spoon of lemon juice and buttermilk to this liquid just before you drink it. It would be best to have this drink twice a day.