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Eyebright has been used for many years as an herbal remedy. It is an herb native to Europe. The name eyebright is thought to come from its use as a traditional folk remedy for eye irritation.  The active ingredient appears to be tannins which is thought to decrease inflammation.

Eyebright has been used for all kinds of eye ailments and has been known to strengthen the eyes and improve the eyesight. It was used for conjunctivitis, tired eyes and eye irritation.

Eyebright has been used orally for eye irritation, eye strain and respiratory conditions such as allergies, bronchitis, colds and sinus infections.

The tea may be used as an eye wash or the herb may be taken internally.

 CAUTION: People who wear contacts or those who have had cataract removal, corneal transplants, laser eye surgery or other eye procedures shouldn't use eyebright drops unless they are recommended by their doctor.



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