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Eyebright Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • The effects of the aqueous extract of the leaf of Euphrasia officinale on blood glucose levels in normal and alloxan-diabetic rats were investigated. The treatment of alloxan-induced diabetic rats brought down the raised glucose levels, while the extract was devoid of hypoglycemic effect in normal rats.
    - Fitoterapia 2000 Sep;71(5):522-6 -- Antihyperglycemic activity of Euphrasia officinale leaves. -- Porchezhian E, Ansari SH, Shreedharan NK.

  • Not recommended for eyes due to the danger of eye infections.
    - Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD: Herbal Medicines. -- A Guide for Health-care Professionals. Pharmaceutical Press, London, 1996.

  • Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been proven.

  • May cause skin reactions in some individuals. Other possible side effects are possible.

last update: March 2014

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