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Eyebright, Euphrasia rostkoviana, E. officinalis
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Tannins, Glycosides, Volatile oil, Resins, Lignins, Flavonoids; Quercitin.
Vitamins: A, C, B complex, D, E.
Minerals: Iron, silicon, iodine, copper and zinc.
Actions: Anti-catarrhal, Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Regenerator.
Indications:
Sinusitis, head colds, ear congestions, middle ear infections, nasal catarrh esp. with runny secretions, sore throats.
Gastritis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, styes, anti-viral, strained eyes.
eye inflammation, aids vision in the elderly.
Cataracts, glaucoma +Antioxidants, lymphatics.
Kids with measles and sensitive eyes +B complex.
Regenerates the nerves.
Externally; eye wash for all eye conditions, strained eyes, aged eyes.
20mL +Golden seal 30mL; 8 drops in sterile water, 3x daily.
Herbal extract: 15-30mL per week.
Energetics: Cool/dry, pungent, bitter, Astringent.
Meridians: lung, spleen, bladder.
Caution: Constipation, long term use of tannins is best avoided.