Bilberry has been used as a medicine and as a food in jams and pies for hundreds of years. It comes from Northern Europe and is related to the blueberry. Anthocyanosides are plant pigments that are found in bilberry fruit. They are very good antioxidants. They get rid of free radicals, which are harmful particles in the body, which helps prevent or fix damage to cells. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent heart disease, cancer, and a condition called macular degeneration that affects the eyes. Vitamin C is another antioxidant that is found in bilberry.
Few studies have looked at bilberry in particular. Even fewer studies have been done in humans. Recommendations about bilberry come from studies on antioxidants that are similar to bilberry or from studies on test tubes or animals.
Tannins are chemicals found in bilberry that can help treat diarrhea and mouth and throat irritation by reducing swelling (inflammation). There is some evidence that the chemicals in bilberry leaves can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Some researchers think that flavonoids, which are found in bilberry leaf, might also help people with diabetes get more blood flow. When circulation is bad, the retina of the eye can get hurt.
◉ Diabetes - People with diabetes have used bilberry leaves for a long time to keep their blood sugar levels in check. Researchers have found that all berries help lower the amount of glucose the body makes after eating a meal with a lot of sugar. Studies show that bilberry may help control blood sugar levels, especially when it is taken with oatmeal. We need to do more research. At this time, bilberry is not suggested as a way to help control diabetes.
◉ Atherosclerosis - Studies show that anthocyanosides may make blood vessels stronger, improve circulation, and stop the "bad" LDL cholesterol from oxidizing, which is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis (plaque that blocks blood vessels, leading to heart attack and stroke). We need to do more research.
◉ Diarrhea and wounds - European medicine has used bilberry for almost a thousand years, mostly to treat diarrhea. Tannins, which are found in the fruit, work as both an anti-inflammatory and astringent (constricting and tightening tissues). People think that bilberry can help people with diarrhea by reducing inflammation in the intestines. But no studies have looked into the use of bilberry for diarrhea.
◉ Vision - Anthocyanosides, which are found in bilberry fruits, may also help people who have trouble seeing. During World War II, British fighter pilots said that eating bilberry jam helped them see better at night. Studies, on the other hand, have shown mixed results. Anthocyanosides, which are found in bilberry, seem to help protect the retina and have made it a possible treatment for retinopathy, which is damage to the retina. Bilberry has also been shown to protect against cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. However, studies are lacking.
|Product Name||Bilberry Leaf.
|Scientific Name||Vaccinium myrtillus.|
|Country of Origin
||Originally from Europe. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||After a mild, fresh smell, there was a slightly sweet smell. The base flavor is light and grassy, with mellow fruit notes. The aftertaste is sharp.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 5 years.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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