This herb is so beneficial for more than just your eyes, that we had to shed some light on it. In a recent blog of ours, we discussed how eyebright was a selected herb in our Medico Herbs Eye Nourishing Spray.
Eyebright is a plant that grows above the ground. It grows in fields and meadows in most of the moderate climate regions over the word. Eyebright has violet-like, white, light red, or purple flowers, often with purple lines or yellow dots on them. Eyebright can be taken orally to treat inflamed nasal passages, allergies, hay fever, common cold. Due to a range of benefits and a high demand, Eyebright is an endangered species in some regions of the world.
Eyebright is known to treat eye conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) and eyestrain, though it may also help with other issues. Conjunctivitis is characterized by redness and a gritty sensation in your eyes, along with lots of itching. Eyebright helps fight the inflammation or infection of your transparent membrane that lines your eyelid and eyeball with flavonoids, luteolin and quercetin. These flavonoids restrict certain immune cells called mast cells, which release histamine – a compound that triggers allergy symptoms and causes itching, swelling, and fluid to build up in your nasal passages, sinuses, and eye lids. Allergies can be caused from indoor or outdoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.
Whether you are looking to treat your eyes, or your allergies, Eyebright spray or Eyebright drops is a remedy for you.