Eyebright contains potent anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergenic properties.
Medical Medium says that this medicinal herb is excellent for alleviating symptoms related to sinusitis, colds, seasonal allergies, and respiratory ailments. I adore eyebright because he says it can enhance memory, and improve overall cognitive performance...and you all know how much I love to nurture my noodle ;).
Eyebright is known for being particularly beneficial for eye related problems such as conjunctivitis, cataracts, blurry vision, weakened vision, and swollen, puffy eyes. While most people would think to make eyebright as a tea, this medicinal herb can also make an eye wash which can be beneficial as well. I would steep 1 TBSP in 8 oz of boiling filtered water and leave to steep for 2 hours. Strain the liquid from the herbs and gently use this medicinal water as an eye wash.
If I was dealing with any upper respiratory congestion issue, or with acute irritation of my sinuses, or if I was experiencing watery mucus and/or any itching in my eyes, I would be bringing daily cups of eyebright tea into my life.
This is the herb NOT the powder, as is most commonly found.