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Grows in Bulgaria, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia, and Europe where it originated. It cannot be cultivated, so eyebright is collected only from wild plants. 

Eyebright taken internally may cause nausea, or sweating. Eyebright applied to the eyes has been associated with side effects such as eye pressure changes, sensitivity to light and swollen eyelids.

Eye infections, watery eyes and Conjunctivitis Treatment: Make an herbal eye bath to wash the eye with infusion made from the leaves of this plant. The tannins in eyebright decrease eye inflammation and give a protective layer. 
Note, eyes are sensitive and therefore an un-sterile eye wash can infect cause more infection or irritation, there is recommended you buy a packaged ready made solution under sterile conditions carry the risk of causing irritation or infection. 

Respiratory conditions, allergies, bronchitis, colds, and sinusitis treatment: Make an Infusion tea of 4 grams of dried eyebright added to 1 cup of boiling water and soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. Before drinking the solid particles should be removed by straining to reduce other bad side effects. Drink up to three cups daily.

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