Homeopathic Euphrasia

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-18 (EDT)

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Euphrasia is one of the most commonly prescribed remedy for coryza and hayfever.[1]



The following are the main indications for Euphrasia.[2], [3]

Acute Conditions

  • Allergies with bland nasal discharge and profuse, acrid, discharge from the eyes, burning irritated eyes with intense blinking.
  • Conjunctivitis or Iritis with profuse, acrid discharge from the eyes and hot irritating tears, leave a "varnish" trail on the cheeks. Eyes are bloodshot. Red, burning, itching lids. Photophobia, twitching of lids. Sticky eye gum, acrid yellow discharge. Like a hair irritating the eyes. Non-acrid nasal discharge.

Other common conditions: Colds and Flu, Measles


  • Triggers: Eye infection or reaction after injury, cold or flu, measles
  • General: eye discharge is acrid and burning, nasal discharge is bland
  • Worse: evening, sunlight, scratching, south wind
  • Better: open air, dark, coffee
  • Psychological: irritable
  • Other symptoms: frequent blinking of the eyes; headache from nasal congestion, with profuse discharge from eyes and nose

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms due to resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Euphrasia include:[4]


  1. Morrison Roger (1993) Desktop Guide, to Keynote and Confirmatory Symptoms Hahnmann Clinic Publishing.
  2. Hershoff Asa (2000) Homeopathic Remedies, A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and their Homeopathic Treatments, Avery Publishing Group, New York.
  3. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing.
  4. Boericke W (1997) Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies, B. Jain Publishers, India.