Euphrasia - therapeutic properties and medical applications
Health / / May 01, 2016
Euphrasia - a general description of
eyebright called annual herb that reaches 10-15 centimeters tall and strong branches overhead.Stem - red, leaves - are opposite, sessile, wedge-shaped bottom and egg-shaped at the top.In the axils of the upper leaves grow from July to September, small white flowers with blue veins.The plant is also known as the "eye grass," "orbit", "gourd".Sometimes eyebright name "toad grass" because of its dense thickets hide toads.
Euphrasia - species and habitats of
Euphrasia officinalis is found almost all over Europe, mainly in the forest-steppe zone - central and southern Germany, Italy, the Balkans.Distributed grass in Belarus, Ukraine, the European part of Russia, Scandinavia and the Caucasus.Grass semiparasitic on the roots of neighboring plants and sucks nutrients from the meadow grass juice.It lives in meadows, heaths, on dry slopes and roadsides, lowland moors, may occur in the forests and on the highlands.
Euphrasia - medicinal properties
first mention about the healing properties of eyebright date back to the 15th century.In Scotland, for example, a mixture of milk and juice eyebright soaked feathers and applied to the eyes.With the name is not difficult to understand that eyebright is used to treat eye disease - glaucoma, cataract, conjunctivitis, barley.Some believe that the plant is struggling with farsightedness, improving eyesight, taking infusions of eyebright in and applying compresses.Euphrasia in the case of tuberculosis and eczema helps adults and children, may terminate fever and allergies.
Broth with eyebright have astringent, anti-hypertensive and anti-bacterial action.Infusion of herbs used in folk medicine for colds, asthma, bronchitis, cough, fever, sore throat, ulcers and gastritis with high acidity.Euphrasia is able to cope with jaundice and increase appetite.In addition, the grass has a positive effect on hair growth, and the like to wash my hair infusion should be regularly.
Euphrasia - dosage forms
for therapeutic purposes is used the entire plant.Collect adopted the aboveground part at the beginning of flowering.Grass should be cut close to the ground, making small bundles that are hung in a shady ventilated area to dry.Store the dry grass is recommended in tightly closed containers, because of the healing properties of raw material moisture is detrimental.
eyebright take internal and external make compresses.For internal use of the dried plant tincture is made or a powder for external application - lotions and eye bath.
recipes for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the eye eyebright is consumed in the form of an aqueous infusion and powder.To prepare the infusion, 40 grams of dry ratseniya pour 1 liter of boiling water, insisting for several hours.Preparation of infusions is recommended to wash the eyes, make lotions and used in the form of eye drops.
Bronchitis should use the infusion of herbs.We need to take 3 teaspoons chopped eyebright, pour half a liter of boiling water and infuse for 2 hours.Drink 50 milliliters needs to 4 times a day.An effective remedy is with angina, colds and other respiratory diseases.
Gastritis use the collection, which consists of eyebright, peppermint, melissa, hawthorn, heather.It should take 3 tablespoons of the mixture, pour two cups of boiling water.Infusion should be used inside with gastroenteritis and colitis - half a cup 3 times a day before meals.
contraindications Contraindications to the use of eyebright is not known.Although many sources indicate that the plant is poisonous, so you should not get involved in the excessive use of decoctions.