• Leonie Quigley

Herb of the Week

Eyebright – Scientific Name (Euphrasia species)

Parts Used: Ariel parts (parts exposed to air)

Main Actions:

Anticatarrhal (reduces build up of mucus/phlegm)

Anti-inflammatory

Astringent (contracts and tightens skin and membranes)

Some therapeutic uses:

Nasopharyngeal catarrh

Chronic sinusitis

Hay fever

Otis edia (ear infections)

Conjunctivitis

Common cold

Warnings:

Do not apply herbal formulas directly to the eye.


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