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Bilberry Fruit
Vaccinium myrtillus

Botanical Name Vaccinium myrtillus
Common Name Bilberries
Parts Used Leaves ad Berries
Historical Fights Infections, improves blood circulation, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diuretic
How to use capsule, liquid extract, and tea
Combinations Ginkgo, hawthorn berry, eyebright & bilberry leaf

Bilberry has several benefits to the body. Night blindness and myopia respond well to Bilberry.

Bilberry contains anthocyanoside, which has been shown to speed up regeneration of rhodopsin. These flavonids increase the strength of blood capillaries and reduce their permeability, and increasing their resistance.

Anthocyanosides strengthen the body's small blood vessels, known as capillaries.   When capillaries become fragile, bruising occurs.  Weak capillaries lead to poor blood supply to connective tissues in the body. 
Anthocyanosides also improve circulation though larger blood vessels.  This indicates that blood vessel tone is improved in both arteries and veins after use. 

Bilberry can help diabetics diagnosed with retinopathy.
This is the leading cause of blindness among diabetics and is characterized by damage to the capillaries in the retina. 

The best way to use Bilberry is the fruit, with just a little leaf.  Combined Bilberry, eyebright, and raspberries, if using to help with macular degeneration.

The Macular Degeneration Source Book by Bert Glaser and Lester Picker
Bilberry & Lutein: The Vision Enhancers! Protect Against Cataracts, MacUlar Degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinopathy & Other Health Problems 
by Beth M. Ley
Healthy Healings by Linda Page N.D. PhD