Last updated on September 8th, 2023 at 01:45 pm
Allergies are nothing to sneeze at, but your nose isn’t the only area they affect. The human eye is a sensitive organ easily irritated by allergens like dust and pollen. Allergies can make your eyes red, watery, or gritty and may even cause swollen eyelids. There is a solution to relieve these symptoms thanks to the homeopathic medicine Euphrasia officinalis.
What is Euphrasia officinalis?
Euphrasia officinalis is a homeopathic medicine prepared from eyebright, a plant native to Europe and North America that herbalists have used for hundreds of years. This perennial is known for its lilac and white flowers, which have veiny purple streaks and black, pupil-like centers resembling eyes, hence its name.
In homeopathy, the whole plant is processed into a therapeutically active medicine to relieve eye irritation with watery discharge and swollen eyelids.*
How do I take Euphrasia officinalis?
Boiron offers several medicines featuring Euphrasia officinalis as an active ingredient for burning, irritated eyes*, such as single medicine pellets, Optique 1 eye drops, and AllergyCalm tablets.
Euphrasia officinalis pellets should be taken orally at the onset of symptoms. Use the tube to dispense five pellets into the cap of the container and pour them under the tongue to dissolve. This can be taken three times a day or as directed by a doctor.
To enjoy the benefits of Euphrasia officinalis in a topical eye application, use Optique 1 eye drops. This preservative-free formula contains Euphrasia and other pure ingredients to soothe allergy eye irritation.* Each single-use sterile dropper contains enough medicine for both eyes and can be used as often as needed, up to six times a day.
Non-drowsy AllergyCalm tablets are a combination medicine with several active ingredients, including Euphrasia, for multi-symptom allergy relief.* Two tablets should be dissolved in the mouth at the onset of symptoms every 15 minutes for an hour. Then, take two tablets as needed three times daily until symptoms are relieved.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.