This herb has been used for
a long time to improve night vision. Bilberry may actually help other eye problems, such
as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Bilberry strengthens the capillaries and
also has an antioxidant affect.
Some European herbalists
claim that bilberry may protect the arteries by reducing deposits that can lead to heart
attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure.
Dried berries work directly
on the small intestine and are used to treat diarrhoea.
Herbalists have also
prescribed bilberry leaves to lower blood sugar in diabetics.
How It May Benefit
cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, nearsightedness, night blindness
diarrhoea and stomach
stress and anxiety
reduces blood clotting
lowers blood sugar
if applied topically -
varicose veins, haemorrhoids, burns and skin problems.
The use of fresh bilberries
can cause diarrhoea in some people. Do not eat more than the recommended dose of the
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Bilberry is available
as tablets, tinctures, liquid, dried leaves, and berries.