An Ayurvedic treatment best for cataract
Shirovasti is considered more of a palliative treatment of Ayurveda than an eliminative (Shodhana) one. As usual the treatment is preceded by oleation and sudation. In this therapy a leather sleeve about six to eight inches high is fastened with a head band to the shaven head of the patient. The inside bottom edge of this sleeve is lined tight with kneaded dough to prevent leakage. Medicated oil is then poured into the sleeve and allowed to remain on the pate for a while. The oils commonly used is Ksheerabala or Dhanwantaram.
Shriovasti is used to treat cataract and ear ache, facial paralysis, ailments affecting the cranial nerves.