Bilberry

Bilberry*

Botanical Information

Bilberry, a relative of the blueberry, has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. It grows in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The fruit are rich in astringent compounds called tannins. The fruit can be eaten or made into extracts. Similarly, the leaves can be made into extracts or used to make teas.

Features & Benefits

  • Traditionally used to support vision and eye-related health problems
  • Bilberry leaf is used for blood sugar support and may help with diabetic retinopathy, seen in those with diabetes
  • Supports healthy circulation

Suggestions & Precautions

  • There are no known side effects associated with Bilberry supplementation, however high doses are considered unsafe due to possible toxicity

 

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