Extract from Study: Eyebright (Euphrasiae officinalis L) is an annual, herbaceous, plant which exhibits numerous biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, antifungal, antiviral, hypotensive, hapatoprotector, anti-epileptic, and anti-catarrhal activities . In traditional medicine, E. officinalis L. has also been effectively used for the treatment of eye disorders like conjunctivitis, hordeolum, etc.. Eye drops made from E. officinalis L. are considered to be useful and safe in the treatment of ocular allergy symptoms
Name of study: Assessment of Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis L.) Extract Activity in Relation to Human Corneal Cells Using In Vitro Tests
Link to study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4115993/
Study authors: Department of Virology and Immunology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Lublin, Poland
Conclusion of study: We show that the ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of E. officinalis L. can be satisfactorily used as a supplemental therapy in human corneal disorders. The heptane extract should not be recommended. Generally, one should strive to standardize herbal medicines which are used in ocular ailment therapies, mainly through decreasing their toxic side effects and demonstrating their safety for patients.
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