Herbs are so much part of our everyday lives we probably don’t realise how much we use them. Equally, we don’t realise how much they can help us so we wanted to give you more information on these valuable plants.
Herbal medicine is ancient wisdom that has been used throughout the world over centuries. Herbal preparations are made directly from the plant, and use different parts from leaves, flowers, seeds, rhizomes through to roots. Depending on the herb they can come in tincture, paste, tablets or teas.
Our everyday use of herbs includes
Like all medicine herbs do require specialist knowledge to ensure they are used correctly. We are providing you with an overview of the more commonly known herbs. Our blog will identify the traditional associations relating to each herb. EFSA do not issue any supported claims for herbs.
Euphrasia – Eyebright
This pretty little flower is often seen growing in alpine areas. As the name suggests it helps us look after our eyes. Like so many herbs use of this flower is recorded way back to the Middle Ages. Euphrasia has been identified as having anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. This helps to explain why it can be so beneficial for the eyes.
Why do we get eye symptoms?
Different conditions can activate symptoms for our eyes.
What symptoms can Euphrasia help with?
I use Euphrasia in my practice and I always get very positive responses from my patients. They tell me that their symptoms are eased quickly and what relief it gives them from these often unpleasant effects.
How can I help myself?
Ways to use Euphrasia
The eye despite being a small organ is nutrient hungry. This is particularly important in relation to antioxidants. Choose a good antioxidant formula.
If you prefer taking nutrients via your food then add some blueberries and bilberries to your diet and give your eyes an extra boost.
You support your eyes further by ensuring you eat fish on a regular basis. Omega 3 oils are important for healthy eyes.
Typically, there are no contraindications for Euphrasia but as ever if you are pregnant or breastfeeding please check with your GP.
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