Dr. Christopher s Herbal Eyebright Extract, also known as Eyebright, is a special formulation designed to treat and prevent eye diseases of different etiologies and to improve visual acuity. The extract has been also found to soothe inflamed mucous membranes and is effective against cough and upper respiratory infections.
Eyebright (lat. Euphrasia Officinalis) is one of the oldest medicinal herbs used in folk medicine of different countries. Many people call it the "eye grass" or "bright eyes."
Eyebright as a medicinal plant was first mentioned in 1305 and it was so famous and believed to be so effective that it was glorified in poems. In Tibetan medicine, eyebright has long been considered a good remedy against conjunctivitis. In Iceland, the eyebright juice has been used as an analgesic for various eye diseases.
Eyebright represents a rich complex of active substances, including glycosides, flavonoids, anthocyanins, coumarins, vitamin C, carotene, bitterness, saponins, essential and fatty oils, trace elements: copper, manganese, zinc, boron, silver, magnesium, molybdenum, iron, chrome, and nickel, which at biochemical level affect the cause of inflammatory and degenerative changes in retina and vitreous.
The biological effect of Dr. Christopher s Herbal Eyebright Extract includes anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and astringent (especially with regard to mucosal eyelids and conjunctiva) properties, which reduce intraocular pressure and help to improve the function of vision.
The extract has been widely used in ophthalmology for burning eyes and tears, to improve visual acuity, prevent eye diseases of various etiologies, and degenerative and dystrophic processes in the eye. The formula may help to reduce pain and inflammation in eye injuries and damaged cornea.
Such a long history of use of eyebright and other ingredients in Dr. Christopher s formulation suggest that the extract is an excellent solution for the treatment and prevention of eye diseases of different etiologies, as well as the improvement of visual acuity.
General indications for use:
- Inflammation of the lacrimal sac (dacryocystitis)
- Increased eye fatigue
- Turbidity and spots on the cornea
Dr. Christopher s Herbal Eyebright Extract is also used for allergies, bronchitis, cough accompanied with a viscous secretion, hoarse voice, digestive problems, lack of appetite, gastritis, and jaundice. Many herbalists prescribe the extract for colds, diathesis, baby eczema, and lupus in children.