Eyebright is plant which has been used as natural remedy since the 14th century. In Roman times it was known as Euphrasia.
It is believed that this plant can improve eye vision, even in people older than 60 years.
The Euphrasia Plant
The plant has deep cut leaves and white or purple blooms. It grows 2-8 inches tall, with bloom season between July and September.
In the blooming period around July or August, the plant produces an extract, which contains several chemical compounds. Some of them are: Euphrasia-Tannin acid, mannitol, and glucose.
The Benefits of the Plant for Your Eyes
Eyebright is used for treating of different types of eye diseases and infections. It can help you to get rid of eye viruses and bacteria and relieves eye dryness and pain. The extract of this plant can be taken instead of eye drops.
The Benefits of Eyebright for Skin Wounds
Eyebright helps the process of healing the skin wounds, but also it is effective in treating acne and skin inflammation.
The Effect of Eyebright on the Respiratory Tract
The plant has great anti-inflammatory properties, which helps against fever, sinusitis, and respiratory tract infections. It is also good for healing nasal irritations and seasonal allergies.
How to Consume Eyebright?
It can be used in many forms, such as liquid, tincture, dried leaves, tablets, teabags, oil and even powder.
For adults it is recommended 2-4 grams of dried herb, for maximum 3 times per day.
You can prepare a tea of this plant. Just mix 200ml boiling water with 2 tsps. dry eyebright. In case of an eye drops, the dosage should be one drop for maximum 5 times per day.