Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) is an annual herb that is common to dry fields and pasture lands in its native Britain and also in the U.S.
In ancient Greece, Eyebright was believed to be a gift from the goddess Euphrosyne, one of the three Graces. It was associated with joy, clarity, and improved vision. In European folklore, Eyebright was considered a magical herb associated with the fairy realm. It was believed to have the power to reveal hidden truths and provide protection against evil spirits.
Magically, eyebright symbolizes clarity, perception, and the ability to see beyond the surface. It is associated with enhanced vision, both in the physical and metaphorical sense.
It's magickal correspondents are: air, the sun, and Leo. It is named after one of the three Charities of the Hellenic Pantheon, Euphrosyne, Goddess of Joy and Mirth. It is also associated with the Tower Tarot card.
Eyebright can also be smoked to help relieve chronic bronchial inflammation. Eyebright tea may be drunk as needed for general allergy symptoms, dry coughs and sinus infections. This is also said to enhance memory function.
Dimming of eyesight can result from prolonged use, or use of strong concentrations of eyebright.
None of the traditional uses of eyebright have ever been officially studied.
Because the safety of eyebright’s use during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established, it is best avoided during these times.
Magically, eyebright symbolizes clarity, perception, and the ability to see beyond the surface. It i..
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