Euphrasia (Eyebright) Powder has been used for centuries in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments, it’s typically touted as a natural remedy for eye problems. It has been known to prevent secretion of fluids and relieves discomfort from eye strain or minor irritation; it is also used as an eyewash. It is also good for allergies, itchy and/or watery eyes, and runny nose, and possess anti-inflammatory properties due to the compounds called tannins.
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“Euphrasia rostkoviana is an edible medicinal species growing in Himalayas. Despite their chemical and biological importance, E. rostkoviana leaves are still poorly studied. In order to improve the knowledge on its metabolite profile and biological properties of two different polar extracts (infusion and ethanol: water) were studied… The results suggest that the extracts may be interesting to use as pharmaceutical incorporations and food additive due to its antiradical and antibacterial activity…” Bioactive Compounds and in Vitro Biological Activity of Euphrasia Rostkoviana Hayne Extract
“Eyebright contains flavonoids, including luteolin and quercetin, which have antihistamine properties. The herb also provides a compound called aucubin, which may protect against oxidative damage and support heart health.” Do Eyebright Drops and Supplements Benefit Health?
“One of the most widely used but not completely characterized herbs is Euphrasia officinalis L. It is used externally in the treatment of conjunctivitis or palpebral margin inflammation. Moreover, water extracts of Herba Euphrasie show anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, or immunomodulatory effects. These features are associated with the presence of many biologically active substances in this herb. It was revealed that the active substances of the Euphrasia herb include iridoglicozoids (aucubin), tannins, phenolic acids, etheric oils, resin substances and flavonoids.” Assessment of Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis L.) Extract Activity in Relation to Human Corneal Cells Using In Vitro Tests
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