Small flowers of eyebright are quite difficult to see among meadow grasses in meadows and forest edges, since the plant is miniature. And the name itself Eyebright is medicinalI most likely comes from the word eyes, i.e. The ground part of plants is also used in the treatment of other diseases, since it has anti-inflammatory, soothing, astringent and anti-acid effects. It is taken internally in the form of infusions (sometimes mixed with other medicinal plants) or powder, externally in the form of lotions.
Growing eyebright does not present any particular difficulties, it should only be borne in mind that this plant is semi-parasite... The flow of water and nutrients is partly provided by its own roots, partly by the roots of other plants, to which it is sucked by special root suckers. Its the root system of the plant is weak, therefore, it does not tolerate transplants, it should be sown immediately to a permanent place. No need to weed the landings, otherwise eyebright will not grow - such is the feature of agricultural technology. Only remove large weeds such as dandelion and sow thistle. Top dressing is also not needed, all that is needed, the plant will receive from the weeds.
Eyebright is an annual plant. It can be sow before winter or early springth. The crops are not very deep, the seed grooves should have a depth of no more than 0.5 cm. Seedlings will appear in about a week if sown in spring, with the first weeds if in autumn. Plants begin to bloom by the end of June and continue until autumn frosts. You can collect medicinal raw materials for the entire flowering period. Naturally, it is better to do this in the garden at the end of summer, when the ground mass will be greatest.