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Euphrasia Officinalis.

Botanical name:

Syn.—Euphrasia; Eyebright.
P. E.—The herb.
N. O.—Scrophulariaceae.
N. H.—North America, Europe.

Properties: Astringent, tonic.

Use: This remedy is useful where there is an irritation of the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract, when accompanied by a thin, watery discharge. Profuse secretion of a watery nature from the nose and eyes. We, therefore, think of it in acute catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the tipper respiratory tract with above indications, in acute coryza, coryza of measles. In snuffles of infants 5 to 10 drops in 4 ounces of water, a teaspoonful given every 1/2 to 2 hours will soon give relief. It has a marked action on inflammatory conditions of the lacrimal apparatus. Therefore of value in acute inflammation of the eyes; whether catarrhal or rheumatic, and in sore eyes from measles.


The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.



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