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Eyebright (Euphrasia rostkoviana, syn. Euphrasia officinalis)

Eyebright (Euphrasia rostkoviana, syn. Euphrasia officinalis)


eye-strengthening, stomach-strengthening, astringent, nerve-stimulating, skin-strengthening, pain-relieving, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, astringent

Areas of application:

Eye weakness, conjunctivitis, eyelid inflammation, stye, hoarseness, stomach weakness, loss of appetite, headaches, strengthens memory, hay fever, a remedy after excessive alcohol consumption, sensitive skin due to weather influences, tongue paralysis and stuttering can be greatly improved

Plant parts used:

the whole flowering herb

Collection time:

during flowering (July to September)

To find:

It can be found on dry slopes, poor meadows, forest clearings and sparse forests.


Tannins, bitter substances, essential oil, fatty oil, tannins, aucubin, coumarin, sugar, salts, fatty acids, rutin


☕ Tea: For internal use, make an infusion of 1 teaspoon of herb and 1/4 liter of boiling water and let it steep for about 15 minutes.

It is said that where eyebright grows, lightning strikes more often.

Children can also use eyebright.

Hildegard von Bingen: Its greens are useful, so that people who are weak and lose their reason should cook the herb in puree or soups. If your eyes hurt, bring the flower to the boil and after squeezing out the water, place it warm on your eyes.

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