Netra Tarpana – Treatment for Eye Care

Netra Tarpana - Treatment for Eye Care

What is Netra Tarapan ?

‘Netra Tarapan’ is Made up of two root words
Netra – means Eye
Tarapan – means Nourishment
thus Netra Tarapan means ‘Nourishment of Eye’

This procedure is popularly called as kriyakalpa for eye diseases in Ayurveda. Kriyakalpa literally means treatment. Akshitarpana is an eye care treatment and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. This is ideally prescribed after a course of a body detox program preferably, Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and a course of Nasyam (nasal instillation of medicated drops).


  • The person is made to lie down over back on the Droni (massage table)
  • The dough ring prepared out of black gram is applied around the eyeball
  • The dosha specific medicated ghee is made lukewarm (around 27 degree Celsius)
  • The ghee is poured into the cavity with the eyes closed, till it covers the eyelashes
  • The person is instructed to blink the eyes
  • At the end of the procedure, the ghee and the ring are removed; eyes are wiped with a cotton swab
  • The person is made to sniff the medicated smoke with closed eyes
  • He is advised to avoid bright light soon after the procedure


  • Balances Vata and pitta doshas
  • Improves the vision
  • Removes dark circles under the eyes.
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates tired, dry, rough, and injured eyes
  • Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes
  • Eye strain due to constant glaring of the computer or television screen; eye strain due to precision job like jewelry designing; long-distance drive
  • Prevents formation of cataract


  • Burning in the eyes
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Chronic Conjunctivitis
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Watering and cloudiness of the eyes
  • Night Blindness
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Refractive errors of the eyes.
  • Early stages of retinitis pigmentosa
  • Early stages of retinopathy
  • Ptosis
  • Feeling of darkness in fornt of eyes (also due to irritation after exposure to light)
  • Feeling of stiffness or rigidity in the eyes
  • Extreme dryness of the eyes
  • Injury to the eyes
  • The disease of the eyes caused due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta
  • Abnormal deviation of eyeball
  • Eyelashes falling down
  • Dirtiness of eyes
  • Difficulty to open or close the eyes
  • Cellulitis
  • Hyperemia of conjunctiva
  • Phlyctenular Conjuntivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Atrophy of the cranial nerves
  • Keratitis or inflammation of the cornea
  • After the pacification of Redness of eyes, tearing,pain, irritation and dirt

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