Common Name Bilberry
Latin Name Vaccinium myrtillus
Folk Name Blueberry, Whortleberry, Dyeberry, Hurtleberry, Huckleberry, Grouseberry
Medical Uses Use leaves for diabetes, and leaves and berries for diarrhea. The berries can improve the ability to focus. The berries help prevent the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels. For visual problems, Bilberry increases circulation to the eyes and helps in a wide range of eye diseases.  The berries can be especially helpful to computer workers, drivers, pilots, sports professionals and air traffic controllers. Bilberry fruit also improves circulation to the brain and extremities. It also reduces blood platelet aggregation. The berries are delicious and rich in carbohydrates, beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C.   Use for hot inflamed conditions.
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