This herb has been used for
centuries as a treatment for eye related problems such as irritations and infections. It
can also be applied when the eyes are itching from hayfever, allergies or colds. The plant
even looks as if it has bloodshot eyes as it has red spots on its white or purple flowers.
It is also recommend to alleviate the symptoms of conjunctivitis, and to maintain good
Eyebright teas are also
used to diminish nasal congestion and coughs.
How It May Benefit
Use as an eyewash
including redness, itching, and tearing from hay fever, other allergies, or colds
Take internally for:
Eyebright may cause a skin
rash or nausea. If this occurs, lessen your dose or stop taking completely.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Over the counter
Available as a tea, capsules, and tinctures.