Euphrasia officinalis Origin: Poland
Euphrasia officinalis L.
Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
One of the most well-regarded ophthalmic herbs, traditional use of eyebright dates to the 14th century. By the 16th century, eyebright was hailed by well-known herbalists Fuchsius and Tragus. This herb grows and is used traditionally in Europe, North America, Western Asia and Northern Asia. The name Euphrasia is derived from the Greek word for gladness.
This annual herb grows 2-8 inches tall with deep cut leaves. Blooming between July and September, the flowers are white or purple with yellow variegations, and appear on terminal spokes with a two-lipped corolla.
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Teas, tinctures, capsules, or poultices
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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