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Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)

Bilberry BenefitsBilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) is a shrub native to North Asia, Europe, Western United States and Western Canada. The shrub is also known as European blueberry, huckleberry,¬†hurtleberry,¬†fraughan, blaeberry or whortleberry, and it is highly valued for its blue fruit (edible) and leaves with unique therapeutic properties. In medical traditions of many European and Asian countries, bilberry leaves and fruits have been used for over the last millennium to treat a great number of ailments and health conditions. In particular, at times of the World War II pilots from the UK and the US used bilberry jam or bilberry tea in order to improve their vision. Bilberry infusion and bilberry extract have plenty of uses which can be found among the bilberry benefits listed below, so go on reading this article to learn more. (more…)