Eyebright is considered to be anti-inflammatory, astringent and a sinus dilator.
An excellent remedy for any conditions of the mucus membranes, such as rhinitis (hayfever with itchy scratchy eyes), allergies, and sinusitis (combine with Echinacea--can use as a nose spray). I
Eyebright is best known for its use in conditions of the eye (as an eyewash), where it is helpful in acute or chronic inflammations, stinging and weeping eyes, as well as over sensitivity to light.
May be used as a compress. Taken internally it is used for conjunctivitis and blepharitis.