Considered the best plant for externally treating eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, styes and other inflammations due to it’s anti-microbial, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. Taken internally, the astringent properties due to the tannins in Eyebright can help treat over-secretion of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, making it useful in cases of ear congestion, head colds and sinusitis. It is said to strengthen a weak memory and improve circulation to the brain.
Can be combined Calendula for sinus problems or with Golden Seal for faster results.
Directions: 1-1 ½ tsps (2-4g)/cup of boiling water. Enjoy 3 times daily. Topically - use cooled infusion as an eye douche.