Clay and Honey for Eye Health

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A man had been blind from birth. Jesus anointed his eyes with a poultice of clay and told him to rinse them in the pool of Siloam. The Gospel of John testifies that the man was then able to see.

The Bible does not identify the kind of clay He used. We do know, however, that it was the soil of Jerusalem mixed with the spittle of Jesus. Nevertheless, some sources claim bentonite clay is useful for eyestrain and infections.

A method similar to the one Jesus used is still used today. Tony Isaacs, in his “19 Herbs for Vision and Eye Health” says mixing bentonite clay in just enough warm water to make a paste is sufficient. The paste is placed onto a cloth to make a clay pack or poultice. It is then applied over closed eyes and left there, until the pack dries out.

With its pulling power, bentonite clay will draw out toxins that cause various eye issues. Because of its volcanic ash content, says Tyler Sorensen, President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision, bentonite clay provides dozens of trace minerals for healing eyestrain and infections. It is also reported to restore vision in the instance of cataracts. In fact, a 20-minute poultice of bentonite clay tops his list of “Best Herbs for Eyesight.”

Besides that, multiple personal testimonies, including a doctor of allopathic and naturopathic practices, are posted at about the successful use of clay poultices for eye health.

A story of King Saul’s son Jonathan, dear friend to King David, provides another interesting biblical account of improved eyesight. Jonathan was exhausted from battle. But after tasting a little honey, his eyesight was enlightened. And today, it is claimed that using a few drops of raw organic honey in the eye at least a couple of times per day is an ancient Egyptian remedy reported to have benefitted many people with cataracts. claims Manuka honey is superior and is somewhat different than other honeys. They say that because it’s one of nature’s richest antimicrobial sources, Manuka is used primarily for its medicinal benefits. Yet, the article “11 Proven Manuka Honey Benefits and Uses” comes short of mentioning Manuka honey for eye health.

I have heard personal successful accounts of using a drop per day of Manuka honey in the eye. But until now, like Jonathan, I stick with tasting a little honey and trust God my eyes are enlightened. For indeed, all true healing is of God.

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