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Bilberry Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Vaccinium Myrtillus, Ericaceae family
Homeopathic Name
Vaccinium Myrtillus   -   Mother Tincture

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Bilberry Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Bilberry

Nutrients in Bilberry

Highly Effective

Combines With

Taste of

Parts Used

Fruit, Leaves, Root

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Bilberry

High doses may result in to toxicity.
It should be used for a short period.
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Bilberry is a shrub.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 40 Cm.
Best used for Diabetic Neuropathy and Diabetic Retinopathy.
Recommended Dosage : 80-120 mg.
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Materia Medica for Bilberry

Bilberry general

Bilberry is a shrub that grows low to the ground. It is a rich natural source of Anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a flavonoid pigment which imparts a blue black color to it. It is identical to the Blueberries. However, it is entirely different in its usage. It has high tannin content. It is also used to make Jam, Pies, Syrups and Beverages.
Bilberry is principally used in treating Eye problems. It improves eyesight and is effective in night blindness, Macular Degeneration, Light Adaptation, Photophobia, and Myopia. When the vision is blurred, take Bilberry to improve Vision.
For cataract and Retina disorders, Bilberry is a great help. It helps to maintain overall health of the Eyes.
Bilberry affects the fine blood vessels that supply blood to Retina of the Eye. This helps in treatment of Retinopathy.
Bilberry is a good herbal treatment for Glaucoma. The chances of developing Glaucoma are directly proportional to the increase in the Intra Ocular pressure. It reduces this pressure. It improves Eyesight and reduces the pressure within the Eyeball.
Bilberry is a good blood stimulator that improves the flow of blood in the Blood vessels. It regulates the blood flow in the Arteries and the Veins. Bilberry helps in the proper circulation of blood for Atherosclerosis and Varicose Veins.
Bilberry cures Diabetes. It controls the Blood sugar level. When we eat a high sugar meal, it normalizes the level of sugar in the blood. Bilberry brings down the levels of Blood glucose in Hypoglycemic patients.
Bilberry is a good tonic for diseased Gastrointestinal Conditions. When the intestines are cramping and contracting, and there are symptoms of Diarrhea, the use of Bilberry soothes the Intestines and reduces the contractions. It gives relief from pain.
Bilberry is a good herbal treatment for Stomach ailments, particularly Stomach Ulcers. It is a good appetizer. It rejuvenates the inner lining of the Stomach.
Bilberry suppresses the growth and invasinveness of Non-Small Lung Cancer cells.
It is used to treat mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis, Diarrhea and Haemorrhoids.
Topical application of Bilberry over wounds reduce Blood loss and Inflammation of the Wounds and Mucous membrane.
It is used to cure mild inflammation of the Mouth and throat.
Traditionally, Bilberry is used to treat Dysentery and Vaginal Discharges.
Externally, it is used to treat Wounds, Ulcers, Skin Infections, Bleeding Gums.
Key Activity Areas: Eyes, Diabetes, Poor Blood Circulation, Atherosclerosis and Gastrointestinal Problems

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Bilberry is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root or leaves in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.
It may be chewed as such.
Fresh Berries : 165-400 g daily.
Single Herb

Bilberry for Age Spots

Eat 4-5 fresh Bilberries daily.
OR : Take Bilberry extract ( 80 to 160 mg ).

Bilberry for Liver

Drink one cup Bilberry fruit juice daily for 15 days.
Caution : Don't use more than 15 days at one time. If needed, you may continue after a break of one month again.

Bilberry for Cataract

Prepare a decoction of the roots of Bilberry. Have it twice a day.

Bilberry for Variocose Veins

Prepare a decoction of the roots of Bilberry. Have one glass two times a day.
Or: Take two capsules daily.

Bilberry for Chilblains

Have juice of Bilberry. It is used in the treatment of Vein and Lymphatic disorder.

Bilberry for Gout

Have 3-5 fresh Bilberries daily.
Or: Bilberry Jam is also available in the market. Have one tablespoon once a day after meal.

Bilberry for Diarrhea

Dry the leaves of Bilberry. Make its tea. Have it once a day.

Bilberry for Myopia

Bilberry contains Anthocyanins which improves the Eyesight. Anthocyanins have strong Antioxidant property. This property strengthens blood vessels and capillary walls of the eyes. It increases the blood supply to the eyes and helps to cure Myopia.
Add 3 teaspoons of dried Bilberries in 2 cups of water. Boil for 10 minutes. Strain well. Drink 2 to 3 times a day to improve the Eye sight.

Bilberry for Bitot's Spots

Drink half glass of Bilberry juice daily.

Bilberry for Myocarditis

Consume one cup of Bilberry fruit juice daily for 10 days.

Bilberry for Diabetes

Daily consume Bilberry fruit to cure Diabetes.
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