100% Certified organic Billberry
This perennial shrub is related to the blueberry, cranberry and huckleberry family. It is native to Europe and temperate areas of the United States. Traditionally bilberry had been used for gastrointestinal disorders, poor night vision, scurvy, urinary infections, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis and hemorrhoids. This berry has also been helpful in treatment of renal glycosuria, polyuria, and juvenile onset insulin dependent diabetes. Bilberry is also used to protect against sunburn and sudden temperature changes. Studies have shown that is posses an anti-platelet activity and can interfere with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Other recent studies have proven a decrease in development to infection, and possible mechanisms of induction of resistance to viruses. Dosage is standard infusion 3-4 ounces to 3 times/day.
Polyuria, frequent, low specific gravity urine.
Juvenile onset, insulin dependent diabetes, as an adjunct to lessen insulin use.
Bilberry contains tannins, proanchocaynins, flavonoids, fruit acids, phenolic acids, pectin, Vitamin B2, C, and carotene. Clinical trials have shown that bilberry fruits protect peripheral circulation and capillaries. This has shown to improve fluid retention, pain, pins and needles, and cramps. Trials have also demonstrated bilberry’s ability to improve eyesight. Bilberry fruit is used both as a gentle laxative and to treat diarrhea, its pleasant flavor makes it a great choice for children. It benefits circulatory disorders by improving capillary function and healing inflammation. It is also an antioxidant, antiseptic, and antidiabetic.
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