- Latin Name: Euphrasia a Sonchifolia (L.)
- CAS No.: 84625-36-5
- Active Ingredient: Eyebright Extract
- Specifications: 4:1
As the name suggests, Eyebright is great for eyes. It’s and antioxidant herb that fight free-radical damage, especially in the eyes. Since the Middle Ages, Eyebright has been a popular eyewash. Eyebright contains bitters, essential oils, several B vitamins and Vitamins A, C, D and E.
Eyebright was use primarily in the Middle Ages as a tonic because of its astringent properties. However, today Eyebright is used more frequently for relieving eye problems such as strain, pink eye and inflamed, irritated and sore eyes. Eyebright is high in iridoid glycosides, flavonoids and tannins. The plant has astringent properties that account for its usefulness as a topical treatment for inflammatory states and its ability to reduce mucous drainage. Astringent properties found in Eyebright make it ideal for relieving excess mucus and infectious conditions generally associated with sinusitis allergies, colds and upper respiratory problems. yebright has recently been used for cleansing and purifying the blood, therefor stimulating healthy liver functions. The common name Eyebright also includes the species Euphrasia Rostkoviana and Euphrasia Americana, which are used interchangeable with Euphrasia officinalis.