Eyebright has been appropriately named. High in Vit A it is a great
nutritional herb for the eyes.
It is also nutrition for the liver at the same time. If there is an eye
problem there is usually also a liver problem. If the whites of the eyes are
discoloured and/or yellowy, then the liver is weak or overtaxed. In allergic
situations the liver is also involved, so if you have "hay fever"/allergies of
the upper respiratory plus eye problems, then it pays to take care of your liver
as well by providing the nutrients needed.
When you wear dark glasses a lot, your body has to use more Vit A than normal
for sight, so eventually, if you are not taking adequate Vit A in the diet, a
deficiency may occur, and the eyes may suffer.
Working under fluorescent lights also causes higher use of Vit A and can
cause deficiencies in the eyes if the Vit A in the diet is inadequate.
It is best to avoid the use of dark glasses especially while taking the herb.
Sunshine, or even simply daylight, needs to be able to activate the herb in the
A great herb used on a wide scale.
USING EYEBRIGHT AS AN EYE WASH:
Empty a capsule into a container, preferably crockery or glass, add boiled
water while it is still very hot. Cover and steep for some minutes or longer. Filter
out all powder. (a coffee filter is good for this). Use cotton wool swabs to swab
the eyes, squeezing some of the liquid into the eye, or use an eye glass to soak
the eye. An eyedropper could also be used.
A TIP FOR CONJUNCTIVITIS:
Use cold black tea to swab the eye. A brilliant home remedy that worked for
myself, family and pets.
Common names: Eyebright, meadow eyebright, red eyebright.
See precautions below please.