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BILBERRY POWDER

Product No. P02067

Bilberries are found abundantly in mountainous districts of Europe - including Britain – Siberia, and Barbary. Bilberry is a small branched shrub, with wiry, angular branches.

The ripe fruit and leaves are used medicinally. The leaves are used in the same way as those of Uva Ursi. The fruits are astringent, and are used for treating diarrhoea and dysentery in the form of syrup. They are also used for discharges, and a decoction of the leaves or bark of the root may be used as a local application to ulcers, and for ulceration of the mouth and throat. The fruit is helpful in treating scurvy and urinary complaints, and a tea made of the leaves is also a remedy for diabetes if taken for a prolonged period.

The herb is a strong antioxidant and contains anthocyanosides that have been found to assist in keeping capillaries strong, protect against cataracts, night blindness (as well as other vision problems), and improve circulation. Bilberry may also inhibit the growth of bacteria and act as an anti-inflammatory, as well as having ant carcinogenic properties.

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