Euphrasia, panacea for hayfever eyes

The homeopathic remedy euphrasia (made from a plant commonly known as eyebright) is a fabulous all-rounder for any eye problems, from hayfever to eye strain to conjunctivitis. Take tablets, or a few drops of tincture neat or in water are the homeopathic equivalent of Optrex.

Euphrasia is a top remedy (although by no means the only one) for hayfever eye symptoms especially if you have hot, acrid streaming from the eyes and a runny nose where that discharge is non-corrosive. [The other way round, with corrosive nose discharge and a bland flow from the eyes, and you need allium cepa]

Here are some of the many symptoms for which euphrasia is of benefit:

  • Styes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic eyes
  • Thick, acrid, yellow discharge from the eyes
  • Puffy, swollen eyes
  • Blisters on the cornea
  • Iritis (inflammation of the iris)
  • Photophobia
  • Eyes watery all the time
  • Painful eyes
  • Ptosis (drooping upper eyelid)

For hayfever I recommend you take the tablets (up to six daily) to reduce eye inflammation and soreness, plus use the tincture to soothe symptoms. Soak a cotton pad in the liquid and lie back and think of low pollen counts!

Available as tablets (£5) or tincture (£7.50)

Also part of our Summer Holidays kits (from £25) containing 9+ remedies

For more information on how homeopathy can help with hayfever pop in for our free leaflet or give us a call on 01590 670955