The active ingredients in eyebright contain astringent properties that make it useful for reducing irritation. Eyebright also contains many vitamins including vitamin B12.
* Traditionally eyebright has been used for the treatment of eye problems such as conjunctivitis, irritated eyes and blepharitis (inflamed eyelids).
* More recently eyebright has been used for eye irritations as well as for minor respiratory tract disorders, allergies and hayfever.
Eyebright tea made with 1 tablespoon of dried herb in 500 ml of water and boiled for ten minutes can be taken internally 2 – 3 times daily.
Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been proven.