EYEBRIGHT

NAME : EYEBRIGHT

GAELIC NAME :  Soillse na Súl / Radhaircín

LATIN NAME : Euphrasia officinalis

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Euphrosyne Red Eyebright

MEDICINAL PART : The herb, leaves and stems. As the name suggest this herb is good for the eyesight.

DESCRIPTION :  Eyebright is a small downy, annual herb, common in meadows, pastures and other grassy areas of Europe and Western Asia and probably also Eyebright is a small downy, annual herb, common in meadows, pastures and other grassy areas of Europe and Western Asia and probably also naturalized in parts of the U.S.  Its square leafy stem grows up to twelve inches high and bears opposite, stiff ovate leaves.  The two lipped red or purple and white flowers grow in axillary leafy spikes from June to September. 

PROPERTIES : Astringent Tonic

USES:  Used for  all complaints of the eyes. The juice is mixed with distilled water and used as an eyewash, or taken internally to strengthen the eyes.  The leaves stamped and applied as a poultice cures whitlows.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER: Masculine
PLANET: Sun
ELEMENT: Air
POWERS: Mental Powers Psychic Powers

CELTIC GODS:  Nuada Nechtán

CELTIC GODDESSES:  Brigid


RITUAL USES

Call on Nuada, Nechtán or Brigid to enhance your psychic powers.


MAGICAL USES 

Brewed into a tea and drunk, eyebright is an aid to mental clarity and psychic power.  The infusion placed on cotton pads which are then placed over the eyelids induces clairvoyance, however the effect is not instant it might take a few weeks before the powers begin to work.  Carried upon your person it will increase psychic powers and also help you see through deceptions and lies.

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