Nutritional Supplements Library
What is bilberry?
Bilberry is a shrub in the genus Vaccinium (family Ericaceae) that bear tasty fruits. Bilberry is a 16-inch tall shrub with pointed, oval leaves and small white and pink flowers which bloom between April and June. Fruit contains flavonoid (anthocyanidins) and tannin. The fruits can be eaten fresh, but are more usually made into jams, fools, juices or pies. In France they are used as a base for liqueurs and are a popular flavouring for sorbets and other desserts. The use of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) as an herbal remedy stems back almost one thousand years to Europe, where it was mainly used to relieve diarrhea. Bilberry is a relative of the cranberry, blueberry, and huckleberry.
What is the effective dosage of bilberry supplementation?
Standardized extracts are often more convenient, where the effective doses are 180 - 500 mg per day (25% anthocyanosides) per day. Other way to get benefits of it is to have one cup of fresh fruits.
What are the benefits of bilberry supplementation?
• Bilberry Strengthens capillaries.
• It reduces bruising and promotes wound healing.
• It promotes good vision.
• It prevents of diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
• It prevents varicose veins.
• It has mild antioxidant effect.
What are the side effects of bilberry supplementation?
They are no reported side effects of bilberry.
• People should consult their doctor if they want to use as medicine.