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Alternative Names

Augentrostkraut, Aufraise, Casse-Lunettes, Euphraise, Eufrasia, Euphraise de Rostkov, Euphraise Officinale, Euphraisia Eye Bright, Euphrasia, Eye Bright, Euphrasiae Herba, Herbe d'Euphraise, Luminet CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Clary Sage

Scientific Name

Euphrasia Officinalis

Why Do People Use Eyebright?

Orally - The oral preparations of Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright), like eyebright powder, are used for the treatment of nasal mucous membrane inflammation, allergic rhinitis, for seasonal allergies, bronchial conditions, common cold and sinusitis. Eyebright powder is also utilized for cough treatment, to cure cancers, earaches, conjunctivitis, headaches, epilepsy, inflammation, hoarseness, rhinitis, ophthalmia, jaundice, skin ailments and is also used for sore throat infections. Topically, Euphrasia officinalis is utilized as a poultice, as an eye ointment or lotion for a variety of conditions including conjunctivitis, eye fatigue, blepharitis, eyelids, for blood vessels inflammation, for conjunctiva, inflamed eyes treatment and also for glued eye. Food Items - Eyebright is used as a flavoring agent in a variety of beverages and food items.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely safe - Generally, eyebright powder is considered safe to use, especially when utilized appropriately and orally. Eyebright is safe as long as it is utilized orally in dosage generally found in food items. Eyebright powder is also used as a flavoring agent and is approved as natural source for flavoring food items by the Council of Europe. Likely Unsafe - Eyebright is considered unsafe for patients with issues related to eyes. So it is advised to such patients to avoid using eyebright powder because of it hygienic issues. The products containing eyebright may be contaminated and unsafe to use. For Lactation and Pregnancy - Euphrasia officinalis must be avoided in pregnancy and while lactation because there is lack of information available about safety of eyebright for both of these conditions.

How Effective Is Eyebright?

To rate effectiveness of eyebright, there is lack of authentic information available.

How Eyebright Works?

Constituents like tannin might be responsible for the astringent properties of Euphrasia officinalis. The caffeic acid constituent has bacteriostatic action in human body. Some constituents like iridoid and aucubin glycosides have purgative effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Eyebright?

Use of as much as 10 to 60 drops of eyebright tincture orally or as eye drops may induce headache, confusion, itching complaints, increased eye pressure with lacrimation, swelling of eyelid margins, redness, photophobia, dim vision disorder, sneezing, weakness problems, toothache, nausea, cough, constipation problems, insomnia, dyspnea, sweating and polyuria.

How Eyebright Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between eyebright powder and different supplements & herbs contained products.

How Eyebright Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction between Euphrasia officinalis and various drug items.

How Eyebright Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between eyebright and various food items.

How Eyebright Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction between eyebright powder and various lab tests.

How Eyebright Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction between Euphrasia officinalis and different conditions or diseases.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Eyebright?

ORAL • Generally dried and aerial parts of eyebright are used thrice a day in a dosage of 2 to 4 grams or in the form of tea in the same dosage. Such tea is prepared by steeping 2-4 grams of dried aerial parts in 150 mL hot boiling water for continuously up to ten minutes and straining it afterwards. • Liquid extract of Euphrasia officinalis is utilized thrice every day in a ratio of 1:1 in a combination with 25% concentrated alcohol. • As a tincture with ratio of 1:5 in 45% concentrated alcohol, it is taken in a dose of 2 to 6 mL thrice every day. TOPICAL There is no topical dosage of eyebright.


Because of high infection risks, nonsterile solution with combination of homemade products should be avoided. Ophthalmic utilization of eyebright is not advised. Eyebright has been utilized in the British Herbal Tobacco, which was smoked for colds and chronic bronchial conditions.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Eyebright Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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