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  • n. Any of many flowering plants of the genus Euphrasia

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small genus of low herbs, of the natural order Scrophulariaceæ, widely distributed.


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  • Another remedy is euphrasia, which is similarly effective for mucus symptoms of the nose and eyes, red eyes, and headaches.


  • Eyewash products containing euphrasia, plus other herbs such as goldenseal, bayberry, and raspberry leaves, are available commercially.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Here's wishing you all a week filled with euphrasia and typhlobasia!

    June 2005

  • Homeopathic remedies to consider include belladonna 6th to 30th at the earliest stage of inflammation; euphrasia eyebright 6th to 40th when there is copious flow of tears but perhaps a feeling of grittiness and dryness; and apis 6th to 30th if there is great redness of the conjunctiva with sensitivity to heat.


  • Several of the old poets praise the eyebright, or euphrasia, which has a black pupil-like spot on the corolla; therefore, it was thought by our ancestors to make a good eye-lotion.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • Mother Eyebright so was called both from the brightness of her eyes and her faith in that little simple flower, the euphrasia.

    Frida, or, The Lover's Leap, A Legend Of The West Country From "Slain By The Doones" By R. D. Blackmore

  • He prescribes euphrasia, eye-bright, for disease of the eyes; appealing confidently to the strange old doctrine of signatures, which inferred its use from the resemblance of its flower to the organ of vision.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works


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