EB Herbal

EB

(Formerly Eyebright)

1.00 Eyebright
1.00 Oregon Grape
0.50 Goldenseal Leaf
0.50 Mullein
0.50 Raspberry Leaf

Total herbs 3.5 oz

Not for use as a tincture! This is meant to be made as a weak tea and used as an eyewash.

EB is useful, as an eyewash tea, for pink eye, infected tear ducts, and eye infections. Make the tea using approximately 1 tablespoon of the herbs per cup of water. Strain very well. Use 2-8 drops in the eye, or use an eye cup, at least twice a day. Use more frequently if infection is very bad. Treat both eyes to prevent spreading to the other eye. It will burn the eye a bit—usually according to how much infection there is! My own children learned very early in their lives that the earlier you started the treatment, the quicker the problem would go away and the less it would burn.

EB must be made as a tea because an alcohol tincture would burn the eyes. I usually make enough of the tea to last a couple of days. Keep the extra in the refrigerator in a covered container. Heat to lukewarm before putting it in the eyes. Make only enough for two days. By the third day, even refrigerated, the tea begins to form a scum on top. You do not want to put this scummy tea into the eyes!