Imagine the irony of the idea that a flowering summer plant could offer the antidote to hay fever symptoms in the eye - but then nature is a curious thing. Swanson Eyebright Herb is that very solution; easing symptoms of hayfever, conjunctivitis and cataracts with its all natural remedy.
Also known as Euphrasia, the Eyebright Herb is a common, flowering plant that, to the untrained eye, looks not too dissimilar to the daisy plant. It is usually found in meadows which live in the shadow of towering mountains; lush meadows that are likely to have been inundated with harsh, cascading layers of snow throughout the winter.
Its unusual growing conditions have seen it hold the fascination of herbalists for centuries. With well known early herbalists Fuchsius and Tragus having declared it useful for complaints of the eye as far back as the 16th Century. In the early 14th Century it was noted for its ability to ‘clear all evils of the eye'. It was also used to help with bad memory and vertigo but ancient herbalists couldn't get it right every time.
The name Euphrasia derives from the Greek, meaning ‘gladness'. A name supposedly given to it to celebrate the gladness and wellbeing experienced by those who used it medicinally. It came to medical recognition in 1305 when Litticum Medicina listed it as a tonic for conjunctivitis.
Today it is still used to treat conditions of the eye and Swanson Eyebright Herb is the most modern, most bioavailable form of the plant yet, delivering 430 mg of the herb and stems in an easy to take capsule.
Who knew then that when these early herbalists would probingly try to ascertain what good could be had from this mountain dwelling herb, that they had stumbled across a plant so completely jam packed with antioxidants that it could genuinely help with mild to serious eye complaints?
Flavonoids, tannins and iridoid glycosides have all provided the basis of the Eyebright Herb's role in homeopathic and folk medicine for as long as records show.
Swanson Eyebright Herb delivers serious infection fighting qualities as well as fluid drying properties - all useful when attempting to tackle the irritation of pinkeye or conjunctivitis.
It is also proven useful for other eye conditions :
By harnessing the healing powers of Beta Carotene, Vitamins B, C and E, Alkaloids and some pretty potent Antioxidants, Swanson Eyebright Herb can provide macular protection and healing on a par with almost all synthetic solutions.
Utilise Swanson Eyebright Herb as nature's foremost eyewash and avoid the unpleasant symptoms of irritation, including but not limited to seasonal affectations such as hay fever.
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule once per day with food and water.
Other ingredients: Plant fiber (microcrystalline cellulose), gelatin, silica and magnesium stearate.
If you are currently on another medication, or have other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.