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(Euphrasia officinalis)
Common names: Euphrasy, Euphrosyne, Red Eyebright
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Parts Used: The entire plant. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: This plant has been used to treat eye ailments for centuries.

A weak tea is used as an eye wash or poultice for inflamed, irritated eyes.

Also taken to relieve the symptoms of colds or hay fever such as sore throat, coughs, and sinus congestion.




  1. Boil 1 cup of water. Allow to stand for 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 heaping teaspoonful of chopped herb and stir briefly.
  3. Cover and allow to stand for 3 minutes.
  4. Strain and discard herb.
  5. Dosage: 1-2 cups per 24 hours.
  6. NOTE: Make this tea fresh each time it is needed.
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