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EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS [Euphr]


Abundant, hot, acrid, smarting tears with bland coryza.

COMMON NAME
: Eye bright

A/F
: -Fall
-Contusion
-Mechanical injuries of external parts of eye.

MODALITIES
: < Evening3 < Warmth 2 > In darkness
< Glare of day light 3 < Indoors 2 > Open air 3
< Night < While lying down > From coffee
< WIND < In bed > Winking
< When touched < Moisture > Wiping eyes
< Room < SUNLIGHT
< After exposure to south wind.


GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Catarrhal affections of mucus membrane, especially of eyes, nose of upper respiratory tract.

-PROFUSE ACRID LACHRYMATION with profuse, BLAND CORYZA (reverse- Allium Cepa).

-Profuse, offensive expectoration of mucus by voluntary hawking.

-WATERY EYES, AS IF SWIMMING IN TEARS, HOT or ACRID TEARS leaving a varnish-like mark. sensation as of a hair in eyes, wants to wipe them.

-Bluish cornea. Tendency to accumulation of sticky mucus on cornea - removed by winking. Chronic sore eyes.

-Pain in the eye, alternating with pain in abdomen.

-Catarrhal headache with profuse discharge from eyes and nose.

-COUGH ONLY IN DAYTIME (Ferr-m, Nat-m), less on lying down at night (reverse -Thuja).

Loose cough with excessive lachrymation. Cough appears after disappearance of haemorrhoids.

-Menses painful, late, scanty, short FLOW LASTS ONLY AN HOUR OR DAY.

-AMENORRHOEA WITH OPHTHALMIA (Conjunctivitis with violent inflammation, instead of menses)

-Indicated especially in eruptive fever, like mealses. Suitable in FIRST STAGE OF MEASLES where eye symptoms are marked. MEASLES with WATERY EYES and FLUENT CORYZA.

-Frequent yawning while walking in open air.


KEYNOTES
: 1. Profuse acrid lachrymation with profuse bland coryza.

2. Cough only in daytime.

3. Menstrual flow lasts only one day or sometimes only one hour.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: 1. Free acrid watery secretions.

2. Acrid tears with bland coryza.

3. Measles with watery eyes and fluent coryza.

4. Cough < daytime.

5. MENSES- LASTS ONLY AN hour or day.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: Profuse acrid lachrymation with profuse and bland coryza.

CLINICAL
: -Euphrasia has a shining face which looks as if it had been varnished. The skin of the face cracks as varnish does. -Dr. H.A. Roberts
-Allergy, Rhinitis, Conjunctivitis, Iritis, Chemosis, Pertussis, Measles, Hay fever, Injury to the eye.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: Compare- All-c, Sabad, Puls, Apis.

Compatible- Acon, Calc-c, Con, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Rhus-t, Sil, Sulph.

Antidotes- Camph, Caust, Puls.

Remedies that follow well- Acon, Alum, Con, Lyc, Calc-c, Merc, Nux-v, Phos, Rhus-t, Sil.

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