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Eyebright (organic)

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Botanical Name: Euphrasia officinalis

Plant Family: Orobanchaceae (formerly Scrophulariaceae)

Botanical Description:
Eyebright, scientifically known as Euphrasia officinalis, is a small, annual herbaceous plant that belongs to the Orobanchaceae family. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North America and is commonly found in meadows, grasslands, and open woodlands. Eyebright typically grows up to 10-30 centimeters in height and features slender stems with pairs of opposite leaves. The leaves are oval to lanceolate in shape, with serrated edges and prominent veins. Eyebright produces small, white, or pale purple flowers with yellow markings on the lower lip. The flowers are arranged in dense clusters at the tips of the stems and bloom from late spring to early summer. Eyebright is named for its historical use in traditional herbalism for various eye conditions.

Introduction:
Eyebright has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine, particularly in European folk medicine, where it was valued for its potential benefits for eye health. The herb has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for eye ailments. It is often used in herbal eye drops, washes, and compresses believed to relieve irritation, redness, and discomfort.

Preparations:
Tea or Infusion: Prepare eyebright tea or infusion by steeping dried eyebright herb in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it. Eyebright tea may be consumed regularly as part of a holistic approach to wellness.
Topical Preparations: Eyebright preparations, such as eyewashes, compresses, or poultices, may be applied topically to the eyes or skin and may relieve irritation, inflammation, and discomfort. Always use caution when applying preparations to the eyes and seek guidance from a qualified healthcare practitioner.

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