Study: Eyebright (2015) - Eye Infection
A 2015 study investigated the chemical composition and anti-microbial capacity of an essential oil of eyebright (Euphrasia rostkoviana) - looking at micro-organisms that cause eye infections. The micro-organisms evaluated were:
- Enterococcus faecalis
- Escherichia coli
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- Staphylococcus aureus
- S. epidermidis
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Candida albicans
The study was the first to access the chemical composition of eyebright essential oil, finding more than 70 constituents.
The essential oil was effective against all micro-organisms except Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The most effective activity was against gram-positive bacteria.
Researchers: Novy. P, et al, of Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
Published: Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Euphrasia rostkoviana Hayne Essential Oil, Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, April, 2015.
Our product Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula contains Eyebright (Euphrasia stricta).