Bilberry Herb

By | February 28, 2014

Bilberry herb is a powerful plant that has palliative as well as curative effects on a legion of serious medical conditions. Bilberries, Vaccinium myrtillus, a member of the blueberry family, are delicious to eat.

Properties

The medicinal properties in the leaves of the bilberry shrub have been used for cardiovascular, ophthalmological and digestive purposes.

Bilberry
  • The organic compounds in Bilberry bolsterthe cardiovascular system, strengthen the walls of blood vessels and increase blood flow. High blood pressure and atherosclerosis are improved by taking bilberry.
  • Bilberry have been used for centuries to prevent many eye diseases and correct vision. In fact, historically, fighter pilots would eat Bilberry to improve their night vision.
  • To ease the discomfort of a sore throat, drink or gargle bilberry tea
  • Diluted bilberry juice may be applied topically to treat sunburn. Since the 16th century, Bilberry leaves have been combined with honey to treat digestive disorders.
  • Fresh bilberries treat constipation, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, and other digestive ailments.

Bilberries can be eaten, the leaves dried and brewed in a tea or infusion, made into a topical preparation or formed into tablets.

Precautions

Do not take bilberry if you are pregnant or have uncontrolled bleeding issues.

Bilberries have a variety of medicinal applications and can be eaten, infused, used as a topical agent or taken in tablet form. Diseases that respond to improved vascular flow are candidates for treatment with this herb.