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 BILBERRIES  (Huckleberry) VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS

Family: Vacciniaceae

---Synonyms---Whortleberry. Black Whortles. Whinberry. Trackleberry. Huckleberry. Hurts. Bleaberry. Hurtleberry. Airelle. Vaccinium Frondosum. Blueberries.

--Part Used---The ripe fruit. The leaves.

Active Compounds: Anthocyanosides, the bioflavonoid complex in bilberries, are potent antioxidants. They support normal formation of connective tissue and strengthen capillaries in the body. Anthocyanosides may also improve capillary and venous blood flow.

-Medicinal Action and Uses---

Bilberry may help in the treatment of:

Atherosclerosis
Bruising
Cataracts
Circulation
Diabetes
Macular degeneration
Night blindness
Retinopathy
Varicose veins

Recent research showed that Bilberry extract has promising anti-ulcer activity, both preventive and curative. It also has shown anti-cancer properties in animal experiments.

When administered to diabetes patients, Bilberry normalized capillary collagen thickness and blood sugar levels in humans and animals.

BALM BARLEY BILBERRIES BAY TRE BEANS
BLUE-BOTTLE BORAGE BETONY BIRCH TREE  BLACKBERRY
BUCKTHORN BASIL

Barberry