Eyebrightis asmall floweringshrub found throughout Alpine meadows throughout much of Europe. Its flowers may bepurple, blue-white or violet.
Eyebrightwas used in classical herbalism, where it was valued for effectiveness incognitive impairments(including memory loss). Additionally, it has long been used toease illness afflicting the throat and nasal passage.
However, true to its name,Eyebrightalso has a long history of use in the treatment ofeye redness, swelling and other inflammatory conditions of the eye.