Eyebright Leaf (Euphrasia fficinalis) 1lb/454g BULK Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World

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Latin (botanical) name: Euphrasia fficinalis


Common names: Meadow Eyebright, Red Eyebright, Augentrostkraut, Euphraisia Eyebright, Euphrasia officinale, Euphrasiae Herba


Plant Description: Eyebright is an attractive, delicate plant, growing 2 to 8 inches tall. Commonly found in dry pastures, especially in chalky soil, it is an annual. From July to August or September, it produces tiny purplish-red or white flowers variegated with yellow. It has square, downy, branching stems that are erect and wiry. The leaves, 1/6"-1/2" long and approximately 1/4" broad, vary from narrow and pointed to almost round, and are in opposite pairs. It is a emi-parasitic plant, therefore, when transplanted into a garden, it needs to be protected by grass so that it can draw part of its nourishment from the roots of the grass and other plants.


Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.


Cautions & Interactions:Keep out of reach of children.

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