Eyebright leaf | Euphrasia rostkoviana | Organic


Eyebright is mainly used to reduce upper respiratory catarrh so it is useful for allergic rhinitis, colds, and fluid in the ear. It is used externally to treat eye conditions as an eye wash or compress.

It has been shown in skin cell line studies to reduce the damage from UVB oxidation. (2)

A similar assessment on corneal cells found it to be an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. (3) Anecdotally we have found it to help with glare from the sun and for some eye disorders.

Eyebright is not found often in research so its use is traditional and based on current clinical usage.  However a recent study found that it could help treat ocular discharge in preterm neonates, by lessening reddening and tearing as an eyedrop. Conjunctivitis trials with Eyebright eyedrops shows improvements of outcomes in 85% of patients and a complete recovery within a week for 81% of participants. (4)

Eyebright is found in our Hayfever tea.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs.
  2. Protective Effects of Euphrasia officinalis Extract against Ultraviolet B-Induced Photoaging in Normal Human Dermal Fibroblasts. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Oct 25;19. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30366440/
  3. Assessment of Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis L.) Extract Activity in Relation to Human Corneal Cells Using In Vitro Tests. Balkan Med J. 2014 Mar; 31(1): 29–36. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4115993/
  4. Prospective cohort trial of Euphrasia single-dose eye drops in conjunctivitis.  J Altern Complement Med. 2000 Dec;6(6):499-508. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11152054/
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Additional information


Dried Eyebright leaf organic


Anticatarrhal, Astringent, Anti-inflammatory


Tannins, Iridoid glycosides – aucubin, catalpol, euphroside, eurostoside, Flavonoids, Phenolic acids – ferulic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, Phenylpropanoid glycosides – eukovoside, leucoscecptoside, Lignan glycosides, Sterols, Coumarins, alkaloids, Volatile oil, Mucilage


These herbs have GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Drink 1-3 times daily.


30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

This tea is organically grown and harvested in Bulgaria.