ALBANIA. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Whole Fruit, Certified Organic
Common names: European Blueberry, Huckleberry, Whortleberry, Black Whortles, Trackleberry, Bleaberry, Hurtleberry, Airelle
Bilberry has long been used for its antioxidant activity. In World War II the United States gave their fighter pilots Bilberry to improve their night vision. It is great for helping capillary integrity and strengthening blood flow to the extremities, especially in cases of diabetes. It has also been noted by German and Canadian health authorities for other conditions including acute diarrhea and topically for mild inflammation of the oral mucosa.
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Health Canada Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). (2008). Bilberry. NHPD Compendium of Monographs. Ottawa, Ontario: Natural Health Products Directorate.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any herbal medicines you should contact your doctor to ensure Bilberry is right for you.