With the scientific name euphrasia officinalis, this plant is partially parasitic, because, even when carrying out the photosynthesis process, it acquires nutrients and water from the roots of other species around it. A member of the digitalis family , it has origins in Europe and Asia and its leaves can be used to make tea.The use of the drink made with this plant is associated with the proper functioning of the mind, respiratory and digestive systems. However, it is from its action on the eyes that it is best known, even receiving the nickname “herb of vision”. Before learning how to prepare the tea of ​​euprasia and take advantage of its properties, get to know better how this plant works in the human body.

Benefits and properties of euphrasia

The action of chemical components present in the plant, such as iridoid glycosides, saponins, tannins, resin, flavonoids and volatile oil, make euphrasia digestive, demulcent, astringent, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, expectorant, antibacterial. , antifungal, alternative and liver tonic.

All these elements that make up this herb make it an excellent natural remedy for various ailments that affect human health. These properties improve the functioning of digestion and the absorption of nutrients and also act as a bile stimulant in the liver, enabling the detoxification work of this organ.

Anyone who wants to lift the spirits and improve the mood can use euphrasia without fear. In addition, it alleviates nervous disorders, and improves the memory and concentration capacity of the individual who uses the drink made from its leaves.

In the case of the respiratory system, it is an excellent ally, as it relieves irritation and phlegm in the nose, throat, ear and chest. Taking the euphrasia tea, the patient can say goodbye to headaches, sinusitis, otitis media, cough, symptoms of allergic rhinitis and hay fever.

The great highlight of the beneficial action of this plant is associated with its power to improve the eyes. In the case of elderly people, this drink helps in the recovery of vision. In addition, it eliminates eye infections such as conjunctivitis, styes and tearing disorders. Reduces inflammation of tired eyes, which are subjected to daily effort.

Euphrasia tea recipe

Use teaspoon of the leaves for every cup of water used. Separate the euphrasia in a container and heat the water until it comes to a boil. After boiling, pour the contents over the leaves and immediately cover the container. Let the mixture rest for approximately 10 minutes, strain and drink. The ideal treatment should be the intake of two to three cups of tea a day.