Strengthen Eyesight

And let there be light

Perhaps more than any other organ of perception, we rely on our eyes to define the world around us and see our way. When we look into each others eyes, we instantly know if we have an affinity giving rise to the expression that ‘our eyes are the windows to our souls’.

But like so much in our life, our eyes are taken for granted. Just think, if you want to run a race or climb a mountain you do some training but usually we accept our eyes are there and pay them no heed until such time as they begin to lose their receptivity. In other words our vision begins to fail.

Some children

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Euphrasia officinalis

Also known as Eyebright, Euphrasia can be found growing wild in very difficult conditions, such as railway lines and rubbish dumps. It is a fairly small, tender-looking plant which produces white flowers with purple veins in summer. The name “euphrasia” is Greek, meaning “good cheer”.

Healing uses: To make euphrasia tea, add 1 heaped teaspoon of the dried herb to 3 cups of water. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to stand for an additional 30 minutes before straining.

As its alternate name suggests, euphrasia is very effective for treating eye conditions, including conjunctivitis, eye strain and eye inflammation. For these problems, the tea should be applied directly to the eye with

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