Euphrasia Officinalis, more commonly known as Eyebright, is a member of the Scrophulariaceae family. Eyebright can be found growing throughout Europe. The plant is about a foot tall with white, blue, or red-violet flowers. Eyebright has been used for centuries, and was first described in the 14th Century to 'cure all evils of the eye.'
Eyebright has several active constituents: tannins, which are said to have astringent properties, caffeic acid with bacteriostatic activity, and aucubin and iridiod glycosides with purgative abilities.
Products containing Eyebright
Bilberry Eye Formula 100 Capsules
Herbal Eyebright Formula 100 VegiCaps
Cautions Orally or topically, 10-60 drops of eyebright may cause mental confusion, headache, itching, redness, weakness, sneezing, nausea, toothache, cough, constipation, or sweating in rare cases.