It’s cold and windy out… and the humidity has suddenly become non-existent.
EVERYTHING on your body feels dry.
But add to that a little too much “screen time”… and your eyes in particular really take a beating.
Dry eyes aren’t just irritating and uncomfortable…
If they become CHRONIC, they can set you up for WORSE ophthalmic problems in the future!
I’m talking allergies… infections… blurred vision… and even DAMAGE.
And you may NEVER experience any relief – unless you address a HIDDEN culprit behind dry eyes.
Here’s how to REVERSE the hormone imbalances that could SABOTAGE your vision!
Bloodshot no more
If you’re over 50, you’re already in the crosshairs for dry eyes – whether you’re an older guy OR gal.
Decreased tear production is a natural part of aging.
But it turns out that may be because of a little-known culprit…
PLUMMETING hormone levels!
Specifically, I’m talking about androgens – the so-called “male” sex hormones that are actually found in both men AND women.
Women don’t have very high levels of them to begin with…
But after menopause, their androgen levels get even LOWER.
Groundbreaking science has discovered that androgens support the health of your eyes through the healthy function of your tear ducts (a.k.a. lacrimal glands).
These sex hormones ALSO promote the health of your eye’s “oil ducts” – a.k.a. meibomian glands – which lubricate your eyes and help keep your tears from evaporating.
But don’t worry, you may not have to embark on hormone replacement therapy in order to HYDRATE your eyes and SAVE your vision.
Because there are compounds found in certain plants that can do the trick.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, for instance, has relied on the dried flower buds of the “butterfly bush” (Buddleja officinalis) to treat eye problems for THOUSANDS of years.
Known as “Mi Meng Hua” in TCM — or simply “buddleja” in the West – it’s native to Central and Southwest China.
It’s known THROUGHOUT Asia as the “eye guardian.”
As a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, it’s considered cooling… and it “clears heat.”
And that can be a relief to your red, irritated eyes!
But there’s more…
In a study out of China published earlier this year, 8 weeks of buddleja treatment improved conditions of moderate-to-severe dry eye, as experienced by postmenopausal women.
And in an animal study also published earlier this year, Chinese researchers found that buddleja treatment improved the structure of the lacrimal gland in androgen-deprived rabbits.
Researchers credit the plants rich flavonoid content for its ability to REPAIR and RESTORE dry eyes.
The theory is that flavonoids may act on androgen imbalances in both men and women.
There’s no question that buddleja can TURN THE TABLES on many of the hallmarks of dry eye, including:
- excessive tearing/watery eyes
- chronic or recurring conjunctivitis
- sensitivity to light (a.k.a. photophobia), and
- blurred vision.
Sometimes spelled “buddleia” (but pronounced the same, “buddle-ya”), you kind find it in eyedrop or powdered form.
A Chinese herbalist can point you in the right direction.