Eyebright can be identified by its small, oval shaped leaves, and small white or red flowers. The flowers have a black center, and purple streaks on the petals with a central yellow spot. It grows primarily in grassy areas such as meadows and pastures.
|eyebright among the grasses|
There are those who also believe eyebright can reduce allergy symptoms especially hay fever and sinusitis. Overall an unusual herb to grow with many medicinal uses.
NOTE: If you have had any kind of eye surgery, do not use eyebright in any manner without consulting your doctor. Also, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their doctors before consuming eyebright.
Relax with the eye compresses on for 10 to 15 minutes. Make fresh as you need it.