Sipping herbal tea is one of the easiest and most effective ways to provide nourishment and support to our eyes. There’s a pretty impressive variety of herbs that relate to eye and vision health, and many of them make excellent and delicious additions to blends while others make a great stand-alone simple tea. Like all of the other organs in our bodies, our eyes need a variety of specific nutrients in order to perform their best and stay healthy. Making sure that the windows to our soul have what they need to stay strong, self heal, and function properly all the time is easy with herbal tea! Today we’re going to explore just a few of the best herbs for overall eye and vision support.
Naturally, we have to start this article with what is perhaps the most famous and most used of the eye herbs. Eyebright is a beautiful shrub with delicate flowers that grace the landscape of Europe and North America. It has an affinity for healing the eyes and it’s celebrated as a tonic for vision and general eye health.
Eyebright herbal tea can help with a variety of complaints including dryness, fatigue, and inflammation in and around the eyes as well as difficulty with focus during long hours of work. In the modern day eyebright herbal tea is a real blessing because it knows just how to help our eyes recover from a long day of staring at a computer screen!
In addition to sipping eyebright herbal tea on its own, a gentle tea can be made and used as a light eye compress or soak for nearly instant relief!
This champion healing herb has been used for centuries to treat a variety of infections and wounds and it remains to this day one of the most popular go-to herbs to deal with infections of all kinds. The goldenseal root gets its name from the fact that just by handling it the skin is stained with a vibrant golden hue.
When it comes to the eyes, goldenseal herbal tea can help clear up infection of inflammation in the eye while also bringing soothing relief to the delicate tissues and linings of the eyes themselves.
Its most popular use, however, is in the form of an eye compress. Tea bags or a cloth soaked in mild goldenseal tea can be applied to the eyes to help clear up all kinds of infections and inflammation.
For those who suffer with night blindness, vision issues that are worsened by computer screens or fluorescent lights, or those who experience focus issues when lighting changes abruptly, bilberry herbal tea may be the perfect choice for you! The fruits and leaves of bilberry are used to create tea, and it can be enjoyed on its own or as part of an eye tonic blend.
Bilberry herbal tea has been used for centuries as a defense against many vision issues that surround light and light sensitivity. Over time it can help those who experience night blindness or indoor/outdoor light adjustment, and it acts as a great general tonic for the eyes. If you spend lots of time staring at a computer screen and notice that your eyes seem tired, tense, foggy, or slow to respond – bilberry herbal tea may be a great option for you!
Eye Health Tonic
Enjoy this delicious and light blend several times a week to help support and nourish your eyes and vision!
1 part Eyebright
1 part Meadowsweet
1 part Bilberry
1 part Lemon Balm or Lemon Verbena
Combine herbs fully. Steep one teaspoon of herbs in 8 ounces of hot water for 6 minutes. Cool and enjoy!