Eyebright Herbal Remedies
Eyebright is a mildly decongesting, astringent herb which reduces inflammation. It is useful for red or inflamed eyes and for conjunctivitis and styes, taken internally and applied externally. As a mild decongestant, it is also excellent to stop excessive runny discharges both in hayfever and other sinus problems. Eyebright has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Eyebright Proper Dose
|Eyebright Infusion||2-3 cups 2-3 x daily|
|Eyebright Powder||3-5 capsules 2-3 x daily|
|Eyebright Tincture||2-4 droppersful 2-3 x daily|
Eyebright Reference Information
|Latin Name||Euphrasia officinalis|
|Part Used||Leaf, Flowers|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, homeopathic tablet, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Liver, Respiratory system, Sense Organs|
|Botanical Info||A small perennial semiparastitic plant of meadows in the Snapdragon family with opposite leaves and small white to pale lilac flowers.|
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