Euphrasia – Eyebright


Euphrasia officinalis

USES: Inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis); Irritated, itchy eyes; Conjunctivitis; Hayfever

HOW IT WORKS: Euphrasia is astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anticatarrhal.

Euphrasia contains a number of important constituents which include an iridoid (aucubin), caffeic acid and tannins. The tanins are astringents which help to dry up secretions and have the ability to relieve inflammatory conditions of the mucous membranes. Caffeic acid has an antiseptic action while aucubin has anti-inflammatory action – properties which enhance the action of Euphrasia in these inflammatory conditions.

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