Eyebright is a small flowering shrub found throughout Alpine meadows throughout much of Europe. Its flowers may be purple, blue-white or violet.
Eyebright was used in classical herbalism, where it was valued for effectiveness in cognitive impairments (including memory loss). Additionally, it has long been used to ease illness afflicting the throat and nasal passage.
However, true to its name, Eyebright also has a long history of use in the treatment of eye redness, swelling and other inflammatory conditions of the eye.