From our list of ailments, see what Eyebright can be used for:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chest Congestion
  • Colds and Flu
  • Emphysema
  • Eye Issues
  • Eyes
  • Flu Virus
  • Glaucoma
  • Hay Fever
  • Influenza
  • Lungs
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinus
  • Tuberculosis

Natural Remedies using Eyebright

The name of this herb reflects its use – eyebright is the herb for external eye problems. It can be used for eye irritation, tiredness, eye watering, mild conjunctivitis, puffiness and itching.

Make an eye bath: use 30ml of sterile saline plus one drop of eyebright tincture. Adults and children over 5 years old: bathe the affected eye 1-3 times a day for 10-20 seconds each time.

Allergies, Asthma, Chest Congestion, Colds and Flu, Emphysema, Eye Issues, Eyes, Flu Virus, Glaucoma, Hay Fever, Influenza, Lungs, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus, Tuberculosis

The Benefit of using Eyebright as a natural cure

Also called Indian tobacco, puke weed, asthma weed, gag root, eyebright, wild tobacco, bladder-pod Family Campanulaceae Parts used Aerial parts

Activities (Eyebright) — Alterative (f; PED); Antibacterial (f; PED); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; SKY; WAM); Antiseptic (f; PED); Astringent (1; APA; EFS; SKY); Collyrium (f; CRC); Hepatotonic (f; PED); Laxative (f; CRC; EFS); Mucolytic (1; WAM); Tonic (f; CRC; EFS).

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Eyebright) — Class 1 (AHP). None known (WAM). 10–60 drops of tincture may cause constipation, cough, diaphoresis, dyspnea, headache,

Apply a calendula compress 2 times a day to the affected eye (follow the instructions for eyebright compress, page 124). For precautions see page 114.