Optic neuritis is a condition of the eyes that can affect both adults and children especially anyone who has an autoimmune disease or history of a viral infection that causes their immune system to attack the nerves in their eyes. Optic neuritis describes inflammation and swelling of the eye’s optic nerve, the nerve that carries light signals from the back of the eye to the brain. One of the most common known causes of optic neuritis is multiple sclerosis.

If you want to combat optic neuritis without having to face any of the side effects associated with its medication, here are some excellent natural alternatives.


Method I: Soybean Milk


1. 1 cup of soybean milk

2. 1 teaspoon of honey



1. Add a teaspoon of honey to a cup of soybean milk.

2. Mix well and drink daily.

3. You must drink this once daily.


The anti-inflammatory activities of soybean help in relieving pain and inflammation. Regular consumption of soy milk can work wonderfully in treating an inflamed optic nerve.


Method II: Barley


1. ¼ cup of barley

2. ½ cup of water



1. Add ¼ cup of barley to half a cup of water.

2. Bring it to a boil and simmer it until the water reduces to a quarter.

3. Strain the barley and keep the water aside.

4. Once the solution cools down a bit, drink the mixture.

5. You must drink this mixture 1-2 times daily.


Barley is a rich source of nutrients like selenium and magnesium. These nutrients exhibit powerful anti-inflammatory activities that are quite effective in reducing inflammation associated with optic neuritis.


Method III: Epsom Salt


1. 1 cup of Epsom salt

2. Water



1. Add a cup of Epsom salt to a tub filled with water.

2. Soak in the Epsom bath for 15-20 minutes.

3. You must do this once daily for a few weeks.


One of the main constituents of Epsom salt is magnesium. Magnesium reduces the production of inflammatory cytokines in the body. This also helps in reducing the inflammation of the optic nerve.


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Written by -

Sharmeen Khan