Euphrasia Fomentation

, March 24, 2015 in Therapeutics

Fomentations are a category of treatment in which strips of cloth are soaked in a liquid herbal extract e.g. tea, tincture or succus, and placed over the treatment area on the skin. An occlusive covering such as plastic wrap or waxed paper covers this and is held in place with tape or more bandages for a measured period of time.

A euphrasia fomentation is indicated where there is eye inflammation and/or infection.

  1. Combine 10g. each of the following dried herb:
  • Eyebright – Euphrasia officinalis
  • Chamomile – Matricaria recutita
  • Golden Seal – Hydrastis Canadensis
  1. Bring 250 ml of pure water to a boil
  2. Infuse herbs until cool, then strain
  3. Soak folded gauze in infusion and place over the patient’s closed eyes
  4. Have patient recline for ½ hour
  5. Repeat ad lib