Eyebright: traditional healers of, conventional medicine – with caution
Eyebright. This annual plant is of the figwort family, is an annual grass. In Greek her name means "joy". In the European territory it is represented by 2 species: Euphrasia officinalis and common. Broad use of the plant is found from traditional healers. But the official medicine to its use in therapy are advised to approach with caution.
Laboratory research has shown that it contains glycosides, have an adverse effect on the cardiovascular system.
Benefits of herbal raw materials
For therapeutic purposes, using only the aboveground parts of herbs: leaves and flowers. Collected at the time of flowering, in the morning when the dew has dried. It is recommended to dry in the open air or in a dryer at a temperature of 40ºC. During drying should be provided with good ventilation.
Stored, like almost all herbal raw materials in dry form, in a tightly closed container. Retains useful properties for 2 years.
The plant contains flavonoids, essential and fatty oil, coumarins, tannins, anthocyanins and coumarins. There are many useful minerals: manganese, magnesium, silicon, boron, iron, and others.
Euphrasia officinalis is used to treat the eyes, stomach, joints, and cardiovascular and respiratory systems. With its help relieve allergic reactions and asthmatic attacks.
Tincture on the basis of this herbal raw material is an antiseptic, an antispasmodic and anesthetic. It has enveloping and anti-hypertensive effects on the body. This is one of the rare tools used in the treatment of the eye, which reduces intraocular pressure.
Preparation of dosage forms of eyebright
In most cases, the eyebright in the medicament is introduced in the form of tinctures – water and alcohol – or extract.
They can produce the following method:
- Alcohol tincture of herb eyebright for eyes reduces symptoms of glaucoma, suppresses the development of cataract, relieves dryness of the eyeballs. Put the tincture on alcohol – 100 g dry herb in 500 ml. It has stood in a dry place, at temperatures below room shake every day. Retains its properties up to 5 years. Apply 2 teaspoons per day for adults and 10-20 drops for children of 12 years dissolved in a small amount of water. The kids it is better not to give;
- These water infusions of the herb eyebright used for the eyes, insist on water. Drink 3-4 times a day for 100 ml.
Herbal raw materials in the amount of 20 grams pour a glass of boiled water, without boiling, and drink in one day, divided into equal parts. Chopped herbs you need to take 20 g cold water 500 ml., Then prepare the broth: the medium is brought to the boil and infuse for 5 minutes.
The effect of infusions similar.
Tool for cooking that used boiling, can be used as eye lotions, if, after the load on the organs of sight creates a feeling that before the eyes of the shroud.
It is the most effective eyebright for the eyes, if you buy in a drugstore ready-made extract. In it, the healing properties of herbs is activated. The tool is available in capsules. The course of treatment 3-4 months on capsule a day.
The use of extract of eyebright for the eyes:
- relieves fatigue after prolonged stress;
- improves visual adaptation when you change light modes;
- slows the development of age-related changes and degeneration of the optic nerve, improving the metabolic process in the organs of vision.
Zinc, the reinforcing effect of drugs reduces the risk of retinal detachment. Under the influence of vitamin C normalizes intracranial pressure.
Eyebright extract also has a tonic effect, increases immunity, calms the Central nervous system and helps the body to eliminate the effects of antioxidants.
Recipes of traditional medicine
Cataract is a disease that causes loss of vision due to lens opacity. How conventional medicine treats this disease? Methods of treatment of different. Use eye drops and lotions, which are composed of biogenic stimulants.
This is a biostimulant and eyebright.
The prescription remedies from cataracts
Mix a tablespoon of chamomile and eyebright, soaked in a Cup of boiling water for about 2 hours. The water is then drained and strained the grass is divided into 2 portions, wrap in gauze and apply to eyes as a poultice. The liquid in the treatment must necessarily go to the mucosa of the century.
The course of treatment 2 weeks, then take a week break and repeat therapy. The growth of cataract is slowed down.
Glaucoma is a disease in which for some reason increased eye pressure that quickly drained the optic nerve. Eyebright drops for the eyes helps to regulate eye pressure, disease development slows.
For the preparation of herbal drops, dry raw materials in an amount of 15 g pour cold water. Then bring on high heat to a boil and immediately remove from fire. Insist no more than 2 minutes, immediately strain. Drip into the inner corners of the eyes 3 times a day.
If half an hour before meals take tincture inside 50 g treatment is most effective.
You need to pay attention! In the treatment means on the basis of eyebright need to know: the water infusion increases blood pressure, constricts blood vessels. Treatment of this remedy has beneficial effects on the hypotensive.
But for those who at times have themselves fixes high blood pressure, do not need to abandon therapy with this natural plant raw materials. They need to use the alcohol infusion. His additional feature – the reduction of pressure.
To refuse treatment with eyebright should only be at low acidity of gastric juice during lactation and pregnancy. The age of 12 years also is a relative contraindication for internal use.
Drops and lotions for the eyes of eyebright is prohibited to use only in case of individual intolerance.