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Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Definition: Suited for intestinal upsets such as diarrhea and irritated intestinal mucosa. Over long periods of time, bilberry helps to manage eye disorders caused by weak capillaries due to its anthocyanin content.

Applications: Blood sugar, bruising, diabetes, diarrhea, eyesight, gallstones, hemorrhoids, kidney stones, circulatory insufficiency, hypoglycemia, night blindness, urinary disorders and varicose veins.

Scientific Updates: Bilberry is considered an herbal antioxidant which helps to inhibit free radical damage in human tissue. Studies have found that bilberry extract can kill or inhibit the growth of certain fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Bilberry is also effective in cases of diarrhea and intestinal upset.

Complementary Agents: Goldenseal, fenugreek, bilberry, gymnema, sylvestis, blueberry, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, phytonutrients, vitamin E, vitamin A, B-complex, chromium, bee pollen, and bee propolis.

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