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Plant is for external use: Conjunctivitis, pain and redness of the eyes, tearing. Plant is for external use: Conjunctivitis, pain and redness of the eyes, tearing.

It has been called 'the grass of the myopic', as their juice has been used as eye drops to heal the eyes. Dutch is known as ogentroost which means "consolation of the eyes. " Its scientific name, Euphrasia, is a Greek expression of jubilation, which refers to the joy you feel when a cure has been achieved thanks to the plant.

Euphrasius branch of showing their beautiful flowers asymmetrical (detail of one of them on the left) which are distributed along the stems. All the plant contains active ingredients, with anti - inflammatory action, analgesic and antiseptic.

The most frequent applications of the infusion of Euphrasius is to combat conjunctivitis, eyestrain and avoid Laganas.

This is an annual plant that rose no more than two spans of land, erect stem, reddish, branched. The leaves, green - gray, oval, small, with jagged edges, are arranged in pairs, one against the other, covering the stem almost entirely. They have many glands that summarize essence. The flowers, white with violet stripes on the inside of the petals in the form of a cup, with no more than a centimeter, are arranged on top of the stem. The fruit is a capsule closed, divided into two compartments, each containing several seeds that are thrown to the outside when, mature, open. The roots have many ramifications that will penetrate into the roots of the plants nearby and absorb the sap from them.

LOCATION: Live in Europe, in the plains and in the highest mountains. It has been found at 3, 000 m above sea level. He lives together with other plants, of which, in part, is fed through its roots sucking sap, but can live without parasitize any other plant. It takes place in the meadows and places away from the shadows.

ACTIVE: The whole plant, ie roots, stems, flowers and fruits contain active substances farmalógicamente: a glucoside, essential, resin, tannins and a pigment responsible for the reddish coloration of the stem.

Medicinal properties: It is, as we said at the outset of the eye. It is analgesic, anti - inflammatory and antiseptic.

COLLECTING: You use the whole plant, which should be started (can be dispensed from the root) when it starts to bloom, that is, in midsummer. Must be dried quickly and the shadow it once separated the plant from start to degrade the essential oils and even faster in the presence of the sun. Is stored in airtight containers in dry places and dark.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: There was a time when the flowers were placed directly on the eye to sanarlos of any illness, but how to use the Euphrasius is with the fluid infusion prepared as follows placed about 15 grams of plant (leaves, flowers or branches) in a cup, fills a cup with boiling water and cover, cool Slips, applied directly over the eye with a dropper or with a cloth soaked effective against conjunctivitis, to eliminate or alleviate leganes the pain of the eyeballs when has forced the hearing. Apply three or four times a day. The infusion is prepared in the morning and any excess, is pulled at night, because no one must be saved for another day.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Drug Action.

Astringent (antidiarrheal hemostatic by local vasoconstriction, healing) antiinflammatory, eupéptico, antiseptic.


Diarrhea, dyspepsia hiposecretoras. Conjunctivitis, blepharitis, stomatitis, hay fever, coryza, pharyngitis, colds, flu.


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcus.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

The tannins can cause irritation of the mucous gastroduodenal. This effect can be offset by adding drugs demulcent like marshmallow.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert, infuse 10 minutes. Three cups a day, after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, two or three times a day.

External use:

Infusion: implemented in the form of towels, eye drops or eye baths (isotonizar) mouthwashes, gargarismos, washes or nasal instillations.


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