Organic Eyebright – Eyes –


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Eyebright (Euphrasiae officinalis L) gets its name from from the fact the flowers are thought to resemble a healthy eye, according to the Doctrine of Signatures (The Doctrine of Signatures, dating from the time of Dioscorides and Galen, states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat that body part, this is NOT an exact science but the theory of the time). The botanical name is derived from the Greek word euphrosyne, meaning gladness.

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

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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.

Always check with a licensed herbalist or doctor/ practitioner when using herbal supplements for specific issue or if on medication or pregnant.

This is for information purposes only.

Following UK law, Aja Nova Organic Limited makes no medical claims about this product.

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40g, 80g


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