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by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 22, 2023


Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelid that affects the eyelashes or tears production. This condition commonly occurs when the tiny oil glands of the inner eyelid become inflamed. There are two types of blepharitis-

  • Anterior blepharitis – this condition occurs when your eyelids front exterior where the eyelashes come out of your lids, and is red or darker in color and swollen, when you have dandruff on your lashes.
  • Posterior blepharitis- this condition happens when the oil producing meibomian glands under your eyelid produce thickened unhealthy oil.


1) Anterior blepharitis causes-

  • Allergies
  • Acne rosacea
  • Dandruff
  • Dry eyes
  • Lice or mites in eyelashes
  • Posterior blepharitis causes-
  • Acne rosacea
  • Dandruff
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction

Sign and symptoms of Blepharitis-

  • Red irritated eyes that itch or burn
  • Flakes of skin collecting around your eyes and eyelids
  • Dry eye or excessive tearing
  • Excessive blinking
  • Swollen eyelids and greasy eyelids
  • Crusting of eyelashes and eyelids corners making your eyelids stick together
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Blurred vision
  • Photophobia

Risk factors-Risk of developing blepharitis if you-

  • Wear contact lenses
  • Have diabetes
  • Exposed to irritants like dust and chemicals
  • Have a high number of microbes that normally live on your skin
  • Work or live in dry environments this includes spending a lot of time in air conditioning
  • Are going through menopause or hormonal changes


  • Try not to touch your itchy eyes or your face, use a clean tissue if you must touch them.
  • Keep your hands face and scalp clean.
  • Remove all eye makeup before bedtime
  • Wear glasses instead of contact lenses until the condition clears.
  • Use antidandruff shampoo to wash your hair.
  • Wipe away excess tears or eye drops with a clean tissue.

Management of blepharitis according to ayurveda-

In ayurveda blepharitis can be correlated with the krimigranthi.  Treatment for blepharitis-

  • Amritadi guggulu
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Sarivadyasava
  • Phalatrikadi kashaya


Here are some of the natural ways by which blepharitis can be managed:

Aloevera: It has anti-inflammatory properties and is anti-bacterial in nature also. It helps in reducing inflammation, swelling and redness of eyelids. 

Rose water: It is one of the best natural remedy for blepharitis. It gives cooling effect and reduces inflammation of the eyelids. Put a few drops of rose water in each eye daily.

Honey: It is having great medicinal properties which are very beneficial for eyes. It is rich in anti-oxidants and fights free radicals. It soothes eyes and prevents inflammatory reaction in eyelids. Apply some honey on eyelids twice a day.


Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of blepharitis:

1. Nerve Up Tablet
Nerve up tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet and is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet,  praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata diseases.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

2. Detox tablets
It optimizes the balance of Bacteria in the Digestive tract. Detox tablets are 100% natural & safe containing 1gm herbs extract. The herbs used for formulation of these tablets show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, & immuno-modulator properties. The herbs & minerals used for preparation of this churna shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. It consist of Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Jahar Mohra, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Shankh Bhasma, Sutshekhar Ras, Sudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati, Yavakshaar.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

3. Vata Tablet
Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

4. Roshani Eye Drop
Roshani Eye Drop is pure Ayurvedic formulation used in problems like frequent travel, work on a computer, and lack of sleep. This eye drops contains herbal ingredients like Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shwet Chandan, Rakta chandan, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Haridra( Curcuma longa), Gulab (Rosa damascena), Adrak (Zingiber officinale), Bahera (Terminalia bellirica), Pudina (Mentha spicata), Saindhavan lavan, Phitakari, etc. This eye drop soothes up the eyes, prevents infections and clears off particles in the eyes, improves vision.
Dosage: Put one drop in each eye in the morning and at bed time.

5. Triphla Syrup
Triphala Syrup ancient herbal remedy contains equal parts of three herbs like T. Chebula, T.bellirica rox, and E. officinalis. These ingredients are very beneficial for digestive system, maintain bowel wellness, helps in abdominal bloating, and flatulence. Triphala Syrup is tridosha hara. It is used to detoxify the body and support the immune system. It is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral abilities. It is prescribed for treating fatigue and gastric distress, pneumonia, constipation, vaginal infections, piles and eye problems.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablespoon twice a day.