Latin: Euphrasia officinalis
Country of Origin: Croatia
Actions: Alterative, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, digestive, decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, ophthalmic, tonic, vulnerary
Energetics: Drying, cooling, bitter, and pungent
Precautions: Generally safe, but should be avoided while pregnant and if you have extreme congestion as it may worsen.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine