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A New Product in Risun-Bio-Tech Inc---Eyebright Extract
Risun Bio-Tech Inc  May 10, 2016

What is Eyebright?

Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) is a wild plant native to Europe. Long used in herbal medicine, it's typically touted as a natural remedy for eye problems.

In folk medicine, eyebright is often used as an ingredient in eyewashes, eye drops, or compresses applied to the eyes. However, there's some concern that use of such remedies could lead to infection.

Eyebright contains compounds called tannins, which appear to possess anti-inflammatory properties.

What is the Uses for Eyebright?

Eyebright is commonly used to treat eye conditions such as conjunctivitis and eyestrain. However, eyebright is also said to aid in the treatment of many other health issues, including:

• allergies
• colds
• coughs
• earaches
• headache
• sinusitis
• sore throat

What is The Health Benefits of Eyebright?

To date, scientific support for eyebright's purported health benefits is very scarce.

The available research includes a small study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2000, which focused on eyebright's effectiveness as a treatment for conjunctivitis. 

For the study, 65 people with conjunctivitis were treated with eye drops containing eyebright, which were administered one to five times a day. In follow-up examinations performed seven days and 14 days after the start of treatment, a complete recovery was seen in 53 of the patients. An additional 11 patients showed a "clear improvement" in symptoms such as redness, swelling, and burning. However, one patient experienced a slight worsening of conjunctivitis symptoms.

In a more recent study (published in the Balkan Medical Journal in 2014), tests on cells taken from the surface layer of human cornea demonstrated that eyebright extracts may have anti-inflammatory effects. According to the study's authors, this finding suggests that eyebright shows promise in the treatment of inflammation-related eye disorders.

Further research is needed to confirm this finding.The common eyebright extract is 4:1.