Conjunctivitis or known as pink eye is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. Conjunctivitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies, and irritants.
Folk medicine commonly uses eyebright to treat eye disorders like conjunctivitis. Eyebright exhibits numerous biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, antifungal, and antiviral activities.
Eyebright helps to dry the excess fluid produced due to inflammation in the eye and prevents the occurrence of edema in epithelium and thus relieving conjunctivitis.