Bilberry Leaf Powder, Organic, 16 oz.

MSRP: $28.17
Our Price: $26.10
Savings: $2.07 (7%)
209151-51
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Category: Starwest Bulk Herbs
Quantity:each

Bilberry leaf is used for diabetes mellitus, for the prevention and treatment of diseases and complaints of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney and urinary tract, for arthritis, gout, dermatitis, hemorrhoids, poor circulation, functional heart problems, as well as for "metabolic stimulation and blood purification.

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STARWEST Bilberry Leaf Powder, Organic, 16 oz.

ITEM CODE #209151-51

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

COMMON NAME

 

 

Standardized: bilberry
Other: European blueberry, huckleberry, whortleberry

 

BOTANICAL NAME

 

 

Vaccinium myrtillus L.
Plant Family: Ericaceae

 

OVERVIEW

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Also known as "Black Hearts" according to Thomas Hardy in his 1878 novel The Return of the Native, the European bilberry bush is a close relative of American blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. It flourishes in damp acidic soil throughout temperate and sub artic regions of the world. The bilberry has a long history of medicinal use. The English used it as a dye for wool due to its wonderful dark blue/purple coloring.

CONSTITUENTS

 

Benzoic acid, caffeic acid, epicatechin, Epigallocatechin (EPCG), gallic acid, hydroquinone, isoquercetin, quercetin.

PARTS USED

 

Leaf, fruit.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

 

Dried fruit, jam, as a tea, encapsulated, liqueurs, wines, and desserts.

SUMMARY

 

After the successful use of bilberry jam in World War II, researchers determined that bilberry fruit and bilberry leaf contain biologically active substances called anthocyanosides.

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

 

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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