Parts used - the berries


Common uses

  • Improve night vision
  • Improve visual adaptation to bright lights
  • Help in the prevention & treatment of diabetic retinopathy
  • May provide protection against macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract
  • Help promote healthy blood circulation
  • Help prevent or reduce varicose veins and hemorrhoids during pregnancy
  • Reduce bruising in people who bruise easily

How Bilberry works The Bilberry plant is high in Bioflavonoids. These are potent antioxidants which help the bodies defenses against the harmful effects of free radicals.


The bioflavonoids in bilberry are of particular benefit to the eyes and vision.


Bioflavonoids also assist in the formation of connective tissue. They help strengthen the small blood vessels, called capillaries, and promote healthy circulation throughout the body.


Side Effects There are no known side effect.


Safety Concerns There are no known contraindications for the use of Bilberry during pregnancy or lactation. There are no known interactions with antibiotics or other commonly prescribed drugs.


The History of the Bilberry In the past Bilberry has been recommended for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments, including kidney stones, diabetes, urinary tract infections and scurvy.;


Perhaps the best known and most sound was it's use for the treatment of diarrhea. Elizabethan apothecaries mixed the berries with honey to form a syrup, which they called Rob. This was then given to the patient. The berries could also be crushed and boiled to make a tea.


However, it wasn't until the Second World War, when British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots started to report that their night vision improved after eating Bilberry jam that modern researchers took notice of this common berry.

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