The last few decades showed the improvement in science and technology, particularly in the area of eyesight. There aren’t just glasses, but there are also contact lenses that are easy to wear and can improve our vision. The issue is they don’t really resolve the problem. Take off those eyeglasses or lenses and our vision problem is still there. As we grow older, most of us will suffer from deterioration of our eyesight. While we can continue wearing corrective lenses, science has discovered there is one remedy that can help enhance vision by up to 97%.
The secret lies in this one spice called saffron, which can be prepared into tea to improve our eyesight to prevent macular degeneration or vision loss related to age.
What is Macular Degeneration?
We have a macula found in the center of our eyes and it is important for our vision. However, as we age, some people develop macular degeneration in which the macula is damaged. When this happens, this can result to blindness. At the start, macular degeneration doesn’t affect the field of vision or at least isn’t noticeable. What happens is it slowly changes the vision to something wavy or blurry until there is a hole in the eye’s center.
What’s scary is that there are more people who suffer from this ocular disease than those with cataracts and glaucoma. Those who have a family history of macular degeneration as well as those who smoke are high at risk.
Saffron for Your Vision
As a spice, it is easy to incorporate saffron to your diet. You can simply add it to your dishes as an ingredient to make them tastier and even healthier, such as in rice. You can also add saffron to your coffee or you can make your own saffron tea. Researchers suggest that you need 20mg of the spice every day for three months to improve vision. While there are saffron teas that you can buy, you can make your own or you can follow the directions below:
- Heat water.
- Allow it to boil and add the saffron.
- Add a sweetener, such as honey or stevia.
- Drink the tea three times a day.
For the ingredients, you only need water and saffron. You can buy organic saffron powder or liquid extract. Depending on the form of saffron, use the recommended amount to make your tea. This spice contains the antioxidant crocin as well as crocetin, which have neuro- and cellular protection properties.