Netra Vasti

Netra Vasti

Netra Vasti, also known as Akshi Tarpana, is a process of keeping medicated ghee or oil in the eyes for a certain period of time. It is the best purification and rejuvenation process of eye and other sense organs. In healthy individuals it is carried out to protect the eyes from degeneration due to the aging process and to improve the vision in the diseased person.


Firstly the patient is made to lie on the droni on his/her back. A gentle massage is done on the head, eyes and face and then a frame of flour paste is made around both the eyes. Medicated ghee is then poured into the frame over the patient’s closed eyes. When sufficient amount of ghee has been poured into it, the patent is asked to open and close the eyes intermittently for the duration of about fifteen minutes. After this patient is asked to close his eyes and the oil is squeezed out from the frame with the help of a cotton swab and other warm medicated ghee is poured into it again. This step is repeated 3-4 times and the whole procedure lasts for about half an hour.


Netra vasti is indicated in the following conditions:-

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Darkness in front of eyes
  3. Dryness of the eyes
  4. Watering, itching or redness in the eyes
  5. Painful and swollen puffy eyes
  6. Opacity of cornea
  7. Glaucoma
  8. Squint in eyes
  9. Injury to the eyes
  10. Falling of eyelashes


Netra vasti proves to be beneficial in the following ways:-

  1. Reduces tensions, migraines and headaches
  2. Gives strength to the ocular muscles and nerves
  3. Opens the obstructed channels of the eyes and increases the blood circulation
  4. Improves vision
  5. Increases concentration and mental acuity
  6. Provides soothness to dry itchy eyes  
  7. Refreshes tired eyes
  8. Eases wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes
  9. Slows the natural degeneration of the eyes
  10. Nourishes and rejuvenates eyes
  11. Enhances the beauty of the eyes

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