Botanical Name: Euphrasia Officinalis
Origin: Eastern Europe
Common Names: Eyebright Powder
Long used in herbal medicine, it’s typically touted as a natural remedy for eye problems. Eyebright contains compounds called tannins, which appear to possess anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s often used as an ingredient in eyewashes, eyedrops, or compresses applied to the eyes.
Commonly used to treat eye conditions such as conjunctivitis and eyestrain. May also help with allergies, colds, coughs, earaches, headache, sinusitis, sore throat.
Contains vitamins A, B (thiamine and riboflavin), C, and E, which all have eye-nourishing properties. Zinc, selenium, and copper are also found in eyebright and help contribute to healthy retinas and lenses, while rutin offers nutritional support to the eyes.
Eyebright can be used in herbal tea, liquid extracts, capsules, homeopathic remedies, and eye drops. It is fairly simple to prepare these remedies at home using the dried herb.