One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small white-flowered plant of dry fields and heaths, traditionally used as a remedy for eye problems.
Genus Euphrasia, family Scrophulariaceae: several species
- ‘If eyes are teary, burning and also swollen, Euphrasia, an extract of the herb eyebright, is a good choice.’
- ‘For runny eyes and to dry the sinuses, eyebright (euphrasia officinalis) is used.’
- ‘If you suffer from hay fever, the herb eyebright is a ‘phenomenal ‘solution, Winston says.’’
- ‘The herb eyebright is a good solution; its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties will soothe your tired eyes.’
- ‘But the sight that I'll treasure is that tiny eyebright, the size of a large pinhead, and nature at its most dazzling.’
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