Euphrasia officinalis, also known as Augentrost is part of the Scrophulariaceae plant family. Eyebright is found in England, Europe and North and West Asia.
Eyebright is a partial parasite. It contains chlorophyll but gets its water and minerals from its host.
Botanical Name: Euphrasia officinalis
Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Common Names: Augentrost, Euphrasia, Euphrasy, Red Eyebright
History: The name Euphrasia is from the Greek Euphrosyne, who was one of the Three Graces and was known for her joy, mirth and, gladness. Although known by the ancient Greeks it was not until 14th century that it is mentioned for 'all evils of the eye'.
Tradition: The tea of Eyebright rubbed on the eyelids was
Medicinal Parts Used: Herb
Eyebright is used for:
Brain and Nervous System Conditions
and all conditions aggravated by:
It can be used as a gargle for:
Respiratory Tract Conditions
Other Uses: It is used as an ingredient in Herbal Tobacco and smoked for
Eyebright has been used internally and externally to treat eye infections, afflictions and diseases, such as pink-eye and is often combined with Golden Seal. The herb should be used in an extremely diluted form.
Recommended dosage is as follows:
Eyebright should not be taken internally by persons with:
Do not take in large doses as it can cause:
Global Herbal Supplies has Eyebright available in the following forms:
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