The treatment is typically performed while the person is lying on their back with their head slightly elevated.
Netra Tarpan is believed to nourish and moisturize the eyes, reduce eye strain and fatigue, and improve vision. It is also thought to help with certain eye conditions such as dry eye, eye irritation, and redness. In Ayurveda, the eyes are considered to be a reflection of the overall health of the body and mind, and it is believed that the practice of Netra Tarpan can help to balance the doshas (biological energies) and improve overall well-being.
The medicated ghee used in Netra Tarpan is typically made with a variety of herbs and other ingredients that are believed to have medicinal properties. Some common ingredients include amla (Indian gooseberry), licorice, guduchi (tinospora cordifolia), and shatavari (asparagus racemosus). The specific ingredients and their proportions may vary depending on the individual’s needs and the specific condition being treated.
To perform Netra Tarpan, a small amount of the medicated ghee is applied to the eye area using a small cotton swab or a small drop. The ghee is typically massaged gently into the skin around the eye and allowed to sit for a few minutes. Next, a small dam made of dough or clay is placed around the eye to retain the ghee. The dam is typically left in place for about 15-30 minutes, during which time the person lies quietly with their eyes closed.
After the treatment, the ghee and any remaining dam material are gently wiped away with a clean cloth. It is recommended to avoid washing the eye area or exposing it to water for several hours after the treatment to allow the ghee to be fully absorbed.
In conclusion, Netra Tarpan is a traditional Ayurvedic eye treatment that is believed to nourish and moisturize the eyes, reduce eye strain and fatigue, and improve vision. It is also thought to help with certain eye conditions such as dry eye, eye irritation, and redness.