A cup of herbal tea every day can be good for your eyes. Plus, it's delicious and easy to make.

Herbal tea for vision may help keep your eyes healthy for years to come. It’s made from herbs other than true tea plants, meaning it’s caffeine-free. You can drink herbal tea for eyesight at any time of day, evening included.

The best herbal tea for eyesight includes wolfberry tea, chamomile, and eyebright tea.

Herbal Tea Recipes for Eyes

Herbal tea benefits include more than antioxidants. Several plants and their fruits are associated with eye health, and most of them are widely available. Use loose tea for the best brew.

Read on to learn more about herbal tea for eyes and how to make them. Let’s start with a tea you may have never tasted before.

Wolfberry Tea

The fruits of the wolfberry plant—goji berries—are one of the healthiest eye health foods. This is because of their antioxidant content, and in particular lutein and zeaxanthin, which play a crucial role in protecting the eyes from UV damage and free radicals.

While you’re probably familiar with dried goji berries, you can also use them to brew a delicious tea that’s healthy for your vision.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp dried goji berries (preferably unsweetened and without preservatives)
  • sweetener (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Put the dried goji berries in a teacup.
  2. Pour boiling water over them and steep for five to ten minutes.
  3. Strain into another cup.
  4. Sweeten with monk fruit, stevia, or a natural sweetener and enjoy.

Note: For extra flavor, you can throw in with the berries a small piece of peeled fresh ginger root.

Tip: You can eat the goji berries after sipping the tea.

Forest Fruit Tea

Forest fruit tea contains a mix of berries that grow in the wild. It tastes delicious and is rich in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that fight free radicals. What’s more, berries grown in the wild can have more beneficial compounds than cultivated varieties.

In this recipe, hibiscus adds in some extra antioxidants and gives the tea a beautiful red color.

You’ll need:

  • ¼ tbsp dried bilberries
  • ¼ tbsp dried blueberries
  • ¼ tbsp dried strawberries
  • ¼ tbsp dried hibiscus

How to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a kettle or a mug strainer.
  2. Pour boiling water and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Optionally, you can sweeten it with a natural sweetener or honey.
  4. Sip and enjoy!

cup of tea seen from above

Chamomile and Rooibos Tea

In this recipe, a common plant meets a tea plant that grows only in the mountains of South Africa. Famous for their calming effect, chamomile and rooibos may also have an anti-inflammatory effect that may soothe red, irritated, or tired eyes.

You’ll need:

  • ½ tbsp dried chamomile
  • ½ tbsp dried rooibos

How to make it:

  1. Put the chamomile and rooibos in a cup infuser and pour boiling water over them.
  2. Let them steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Enjoy every sip!

Eyebright Tea

As the name of this herb implies, eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) has a longstanding history as a plant used to treat eye ailments. While most of the scientific studies that associated it with reduced inflammation, UV protection, and eye redness and burning have been focusing on eye drops or plant extracts, eyebright tea may also be beneficial for the eyes.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tsp dried eyebright
  • Monk fruit, stevia, or another sweetener (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Put the dried eyebright in a mug infuser and pour boiling water over it.
  2. Cover and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sweetener in the desired quantity—eyebright by itself can taste bitter.

Ginkgo Biloba, Turmeric, and Honey Tea

Ginkgo biloba is noted for its flavonoids and terpenoids, anti-inflammatory effect, and ability to increase blood flow. It may also slow down the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss.

Turmeric, meanwhile, is best known as a spice. Its bioactive compound curcumin has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and a host of other health benefits. Black pepper helps the body better absorb curcumin.

Lemons are packed with vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in maintaining eye health.

Note: High doses of gingko biloba or topical application may cause ocular side effects.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp ginkgo biloba dry leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric tea
  • pinch of black pepper
  • lemon juice
  • honey or sweetener of juice

How to make it:

  1. Add the ginkgo biloba leaves, turmeric, pinch of black pepper to a cup and pour boiling water over them.
  2. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Strain into another cup.
  4. Add lemon juice and sweetener and enjoy!

Discover SightC

When you’re not preparing or drinking tea for eyesight, you can also try an eye health supplement.

SightC from Sightsage is an all-natural, full-spectrum eye health supplement. Made with goji berries and other synergistic ingredients, it’s rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, all of which are essential for healthy vision.

Find out more about SightC.

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