Euphrasia - The Homeopathic Remedy

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Homeopathic Euphrasia - Uses, Benefits, Properties, Description, Effects and Details of Homeopathic Euphrasia explanation and other information

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Remedy Name/s: Common Name/s: Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
Euphrasia Eyebright Euphrasia Officinalis

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General description and domicile:
Eyebright, as this plant is commonly known, is an attractive plant originating from Europe where it is native but is now also found growing wild in parts of America and Asia. Found widely in Europe and Britain the plant grows to varying heights normally on a single stem (but it will branch in nutrient soil) with pale pink and white flowers.

Although slightly toxic this plant is not as poisonous as most of the substances used in homeopathy and can be handled with care.

Part used and extraction:
All of the plant is used, harvested in the flowering season.

Remedy preparation:
Chopped and steeped in alcohol to obtain mother tincture

Euphrasia has been used in herbal medicine for disorders of the eyes since the fourteenth century and this is still its main use in homeopathy too.

Remedy profile:
People that respond best to Eyebright are those that are absentminded, melancholic, reserved and not very outgoing. They are daydreamers that, when ill, are worse at night. Eye discharges normally burn while nasal and throat discharges are relatively painless.

Key Symptoms:
Irritated, burning and watery eyes, often accompanied by some mucus, swollen eyelids and light sensitivity.

Used for treatment of:

Eye infections:
Irritated, burning and watery eyes, often accompanied by some mucus, swollen eyelids and light sensitivity.

The use of this medication applies particularly to those allergies that affect the eyes.

Colds (accompanied with watery, burning eyes)


Hayfever (burning eyes)

Eyes that burn and sting while eyelids may be swollen

Inflammation of the eyelids

General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Bright light
Being inside

General Symptoms Better for: Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Dimmed light or darkness
Open air
Blinking and wiping eyes

See also our Herbal page on Eyebright - Euphrasia.


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