Useful and therapeutic properties of eyebright upright ( eye grass )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

small annual plant with direct, simple or often from the middle of leafy, reddish-brown stem 5-50 cm tall, pubescent with short curly hairs.The leaves are small, usually naked, ovate, margin with long spinous tooth on the lower part of the stem early fall away.The flowers are 6-10 mm long, bilabiate, pale purple sitting in the axils of bracts and forming below the tip of the stem first, overcrowding, later elongated inflorescence.It flowers from June until autumn.

grows in meadows, edges and clearings, among bushes, on dry slopes.

From drug to use the whole plant.

In the grass contains glycoside aukubin, essential oil, bitter substances, resin, blue colorant.

Euphrasia has astringent and anti-inflammatory effect.It is used topically and internally for diseases of the eye - inflammation of the eyes, inflammation of the eyelids, lacrimal sacs, with spots on the cornea, as well as inflammation of the bronchial mucosa, followed by coughing and viscous secret, with a hoarse voice, digestive problems, lack

of appetite, catarrh of the stomach, increasedthe acidity of the stomach and jaundice.It is also used for colds, diathesis, baby eczema, skin tuberculosis in children, drunk as a tea for fever, wash the head for fast hair growth.


Used primarily infusion of 1: 3 hours tablespoons herb pour 2 cups boiling water (daily dose).or take euphrasy powder - at a dose of 3 g per day.Infusion Eye used in the bath or a special cup.

Flask 2: 40-50 g of eyebright to 1 liter of boiling water.Drink 3 cups a day in 5 receptions;Eye - dipped a clean cloth and apply to the patient's eyes.Happy infusion let in eyes and twice they also washed the day.The effect is not immediate.

In Tibetan medicine is considered a good remedy for conjunctivitis.In the Bulgarian folk medicine eyebright also used in inflammation of the bronchi, accompanied by coughing and viscous secret, hoarseness, digestive disorders, catarrh of the stomach, increased gastric acidity, jaundice.