Euphrasia (Eyebright) has been used for centuries in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. It has been known to prevent secretion of fluids and relieves discomfort from eyestrain 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 also helps to combat hay fever.
“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…”
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