Eyebright Euphrasia, various species

  • Common Names
  • Eyebright
  • Botanical Name
  • Euphrasia, various species
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Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Eyebright

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How to Use: Eyebright

The use of Eyebright dates
to medieval times

Eyebright's main use in herbal medicine is, as Culpepper suggests, " for all infirmities of the eyes that cause dimness of sights". Eyebright's centuries of use as a remedy for conjunctivitis and bloodshot eyes is insufficient to convince some modern herbalists of it's effectiveness, because the scientific evidence for it's use is thin. Although there is no specific evidence that eyebright as a whole is particularly useful for eye conditions, there is considerable evidence that compounds in the herb are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Eyebright infusions can be taken as a tea, or used as an eyewash or compress. Also available in tinctures and capsules. Eyebright is often combined with other herbs and nutrients useful in maintaining ocular health, including bilberry, rutin, and hesperidin. Eyebright is often combined with nettle for use in allergies.

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Eyebright Remedies

Eyebright Side Effects: Make sure that an eye bath is sterile, and beware of prepared infusions that may not be sterile.

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