Herbs and Spices

The following list contains only those herbs and spices that are good sources of at least one nutrient that benefits your eyes.

There are many other others not listed here that will provide a small benefit to your eye health, which is, of course, better than no benefit at all, and definitely better than a diet full of fat and sugar.


Dill is a good source of beta-carotene, and a fair source of lutein and zeaxanthin.


Wild oregano is an excellent source of Vitamin E compounds, especially gamma-tocopherol.


Parsley is an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, and a fair source of beta-carotene and Vitamin C.


Turmeric is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and E. It also helps by removing from the body chemicals put there by smoking. It has antioxidant and cholesterol-reducing properties.

Curcumin, a yellow pigment found in turmeric, has been found to reduce the incidence of cataracts in animals.