Our eyes are arguably one of the most important of the five senses. Most of us could probably get by without a sense of taste or even smell, but to not have sight would be a major obstacle in daily life.

That’s why it’s so important to take care of our eyes from a very early age. We’re told not to sit too close to the television, avoid looking directly at the sun and protect our eyes from harmful dust and dirt particles.

But what if there were a “treatment” of sorts you could take for good eye health? Something that would not only improve your current vision, but also act as a preventative tool to ensure healthy eyes far into your future. Well, there is! Here is the one of the best herbal tonics designed to protect your peepers now and in the years to come.

EYEBRIGHT, as its name indicates, is one of the primary herbal sources of eye care. Eyebright has been depended upon for at least 2000 years in the treatment of eye problems. Positive clinical cases abound and glowing personal reports are received by doctors continually. Most cases involve sore and/or inflamed eyes in which there is considerable stinging and irritation associated with water-to-thick discharges, or conjunctivitis (pinkeye). The herb may help to relieve other symptoms that often accompany inflamed eyes, such as runny nose, earache and sneezing. Science has been remiss in not investigating this herb. Eyebright may be procured and used by itself as an eyewash or compress to potentiate the effects of this blend (do not use powdered herb for this purpose; use whole herb). Its mode of action is not known, but used internally, it probably affects the liver among other organs in such a way as to cleanse the blood supply to the eyes.

GOLDENSEAL ROOT, because of its potent antibiotic and antiseptic nature, will greatly help reduce infection and inflammation of the eye. Herbalists have used Goldenseal in America for over a hundred years for inflammation of the eyes and to soothe and tone catarrhal and follicular conjunctivitis. The American Indians were the first to use it for sore eyes. Early pioneers, along with many Indian tribes, used it as a general tonic, but thought of it as being a specific treatment for the eyes.

BAYBERRY ROOT BARK is provided in this blend as a stimulating tonic for the good of the whole system. It works well in conjunction with Cayenne to increase the body’s ability to ward off infections of all kinds.

RED RASPBERRY LEAF, in the small quantities found in this blend, imparts a certain amount of astringency to the blend, and is included for that reason. Astringency helps lessen the severity of mucous discharge from, in this case, the eyes and nose.

CAYENNE insures the rapid delivery of nutrients to infected areas as well as the efficient removal of waste material. Such service can be extremely important in cases of eye infection and other eye-related problems. The mode of action of Cayenne is to stimulate the cardiovascular system as a whole, but is felt predominantly in the capillaries, i.e., precisely where needed for proper infusion of the diseased area with a constant fresh supply of blood-borne nutrients.

* While these remedies have proven results, you should always be careful when choosing a new regimen of treatment. It’s best to ease into the use of herbs and ease out of the use of traditional medications – especially if your health problems are severe. A sudden switch of health regimen can be hazardous.

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