Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E & selenium are found in Eyebright.
The remedies made from the eyebright are used in the treatment of conditions affecting the eyes, problems affecting the middle ear, disorders in the sinuses & mucous accumulations in the nasal passages.
Eyebright is taken by mouth to treat swollen nasal passages, allergies, hay fever, common cold, bronchial conditions & inflamed sinuses.
It is also used for cancer, coughs, earaches, epilepsy, headaches, hoarseness, inflammation, jaundice, runny nose, skin ailments & sore throat.
Eyebright can be directly applied to the eye in the form of a lotion, poultice, or eye bath to treat a variety of conditions including conjunctivitis,inflammation of the eyelids at the edge of the lashes ,eye fatigue,inflammation of the blood vessels, eyelids & conjunctiva & for glued & inflamed eyes.
Eyebright is also applied to the eyes to prevent mucous & mucous membrane inflammation of the eyes.
Eyebright has been used in British Herbal Tobacco, which was smoked for on-going lung conditions & colds.
Eyebright tea is enjoyed by many who claim it lifts the spirits & clears the mind.
It is said to improve memory & concentration.
Will also remove cysts that have been caused by chronic conjunctivitis.
Side effects of eyebright tincture include confusion, headache, tearing, itching, redness, vision problems, sneezing, nausea, toothache, constipation, cough, trouble breathing, trouble sleeping (insomnia), sweating & others.
Caution is advised when using the eyebright herb in the treatment of dry & stuffy congestions, even though the eyebright is capable of alleviating liquid mucous, the astringent quality of the herb can often worsen dry or stuffy disorders in the inflamed tissues.
In foods, eyebright is used as a flavoring ingredient.
1 tbsp of the dried herb boiled for 10 minutes in
0.5 liter of water.
A compress can be used as a topical healing agent.
The anti-microbial herbs such as the goldenseal in infusion form can be combined with this eyebright compress.
1 tbsp of dried eyebright,pour over 1 cup of boiling water,leave for 10 min.
Take 2-3 cups every day during the treatment period.
Combine ½ tsp fresh or dried eyebright with
1 cup of brandy or gin.
Pour mixture into an airtight container.
Shake the container every 2 - 3 days & strain the mixture after 1 month.
Add 30 drops of tincture to 1 cup boiling water.
1 tbsp of the fresh or dried plant,
boil this in a cup of water for 5 minutes,
The decoction can be used for dipping the compresses which must be applied repeatedly to the eyes.
Cooled eyebright decoction can be used as an eye wash to wash infected eyes & enable rapid reduction in inflammation.
Eyebright decoction for internal use:
Mix 3 whole fresh plants or 1 tbsp dried herb in a cup of water & boil, allow the herb to steep into the water, strain the liquid & drink.
The herbal remedies made from the eyebright can be used in the treatment of disorders such as the diarrhea, in the treatment of sinusitis & in treating the seasonal allergies, some of which come with symptoms such as painful nasal & ocular discharges - in all these cases, eyebright is used as an internal herbal remedy.
Eyebright is commonly used in spells to create changes in perception & attitude, creative visions & improve memory.
Place a few drops of infusion of eyebright on your eyelids before sleeping to have prophetic dreams & during the day to see that which is normally unseen.
The infusion placed on cotton pads which are then placed over the eyelids induces clairvoyance, however the effect is not instant it might take a few weeks before the powers begin to work.
Take 2 tsp each of chamomile flowers & eyebright & place them in a bowl.
Boil two cups of water on an open flame & then add the herbs.
Cool for 15 minutes.
Strain the mixture through 4 layers of clean linen cloth/cheesecloth.
This potion can be used medicinally as a lotion or magically for evocations.
For clairvoyance place soaked cotton balls upon your closed eyes for about 20 minutes.
To increase occult sensitivity in the palms of your hands (for psychometry) use the cotton pads on your hands for the same 20 minute period.
Carried upon your person it will increase psychic powers & also help you see through deceptions & lies.
Use in spells to help you see situations clearly & objectively, to avoid or remove deception & metaphorical cloudiness.
Burn as incense for clairvoyance & divination.
Add it to potions & charm bags to help improve memory when you are studying or need to remember something you have lost.Combine with other memory herbs Rosemary & Peppermint.