- Eyebright can be used to treat blepharitis and conjunctivitis as an eyewash or as eye drops
- Can also be used as an anti-inflammatory for hay fever and allergy related symptoms, sinusitis, colds, catarrh and congestion
- As an astringent for minor cuts and wounds and acne
The flower of Eyebright, also known as Euphrasia, looks a bit like a bloodshot eye, which may be why, since the 14th Century, the plant has been valued for all eye problems from conjunctivitis to blindness. An old French term for Eyebright is ‘Casse-Lunettes’, which translates as ‘break your glasses’ which presumably is what can be done after being cured by the herb!
Latin name: Euphrasia spp.
Type: Organic, Dried Leaves
£2.95 – £4.95
For eye conditions use as an eyewash or as eye drops
Use in a poultice for applying to skin wounds or acne HOW TO MAKE A POULTICE
Drink as a tea or infusion by adding one teaspoon of the herb to a cup of boiling water and steeped for up to ten minutes up to three times a day
- If applying directly to the eye or a wound make sure the preparation is FREE from bacteria by boiling the water first and not touching it before use
- Do not give to any child under two years old
- Do not use while pregnant or nursing