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Common Name Eyebright
Latin Name Euphrasia officinalis
Family Scrophulariaceae
Part Used Dried arial parts
Gathering Time Summer (when in bloom)
Constituents Aucubin, resins, volatile oil
Actions Anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-catarrhal
Common Uses Used for itchy, watery irritated eyes. Useful to relieve hay fever or other allergic reation involving eye irritation.
Contraindications Unknown
Possible Drug Interactions Eyebright may interfere with the absorption of iron salts. Separate dosages by at least 2 hours.
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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