Eyebright Herb Powder 1oz
Eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis is a semiparasitic plant with roots that attach to some grasses. Eyebright herb is often used in a poultice.
Botanical name: Euphrasia officinalis L.
Because of its parasitic nature, the USDA has banned the import and sale of any eyebright products that may contain viable seeds. This means that imported eyebright products can still be sold in powder form, as an extract or tincture or in capsules but not in whole or cut form. Eyebright has been used to treat respiratory conditions including bronchitis, allergies, colds, and sinusitis. Eyebright contains astringent compounds known as tannins that may help to tighten the top layers of mucous membranes, thereby reducing mucus secretion, which in turn relieves irritation and improves tissue firmness. many believe that eyebright can help relieve the numerous symptoms associated with allergies. Eyebright also contains many chemicals, including caffeic acid, which may have antibacterial effects.