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Vaccinium myrtillis / Bilberry Berries Powder

Powdered Bilberry Berries.
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Description

Vaccinium myrtillisis a species of shrub with edible fruit of blue colour, commonly called "bilberry", "wimberry", "whortleberry", or European blueberry. Bilberry is a perennial plant of the heather family (Ericaceae) and is closely related to the blueberry, cranberry, and the huckleberry.

Vaccinium myrtillisis is found natively in Europe, Northern Asia, Greenland, Iceland, Western Canada, and the Western United States. It occurs in the wild on heath lands and acidic soils.

Since many people refer to "blueberries", no matter if they mean the bilberry (European blueberry) Vaccinium myrtillisis or the American blueberries, there is a lot of confusion about the two closely similar fruits.

The use of bilberry as a medicinal herb goes back as far as the 16th century.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

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

Antioxidant - Due to  it contains anthocyanin and vitamins A and C, it operates as a natural antioxidant, lowering blood pressure naturally, reducing clotting and improving blood supply to the nervous system.

Astringent - Dried bilberries have been used to treat diarrhoea because the tannins it contains (1.5% and as much as 10%) act as an astringent to the gastrointestinal tract.

Cardiovascular - It is used to help address vascular and blood disorders, varicose veins, thrombosis, haemorrhoids and as an herbal treatment for angina. It can also help to prevent capillary fragility and thin the blood.

Hypoclycemic - Bilberries can be used as a supportive treatment for diabetes, both because the berries reduce blood sugar and because they can prevent eye diseases and blood vessel disorders that can accompany diabetes.

Ophthalmic - Bilberries are said to play a significant role in the prevention of many common eye diseases and have become very popular today as a medicinal herb to help resolve eyestrain or fatigue, and night blindness.

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Bilberry Berries Powder
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom

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