Bilberry as a Natural Treatment
Common name: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); Alternative names: Afeni, “bilberry”, “whortleberry”; Regional names include blueberry, whortleberry, huckleberry, wimberry, myrtle blueberry and fraughan. Bilberries are distinct from blueberries, but closely related to them. The bilberry is native to Europe, including the British Isles, while the blueberry is native to North America.
Wild Bilberry is a 30-60 cm tall shrub, highly branched, with green stem, oval leaves with finely serrated edge and solitary flowers with pink corolla.
The curative qualities and pharmaceutical action include: tannins, flavonoid, anthocyanosides. Anthocyanosides are powerful antioxidants with an affinity for connective tissue.
Vaccinium Myrtillus has the following effects: hypoglycemic action; it is a diuretic and urinary tract disinfectant; good against diarrhea; anti-hemorrhagic; anti-catarrhal.
Bilberry is used for improving eyesight, including night vision.
The Bilberry juice is one of the most powerful juices, having a great therapeutic effect even in lower doses. The juice of Vaccinium myrtillus has a sour-astringent taste and blue-dark color. It is notable for its healing qualities and its action as anti-hemorrhagic; it contains substances that prevent bacterial growth.
Vaccinium myrtillus has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine.
In traditional medicine, Bilberry leaf is used for different conditions, including diabetes. The United States’ National Institutes of Health rates it as „possibly effective for problems with the retina of the eye in people with diabetes or high blood pressure”.
Curative factor: the leaves
Myrtillusis recommended for: diarrhea; diabetes; urinary tract infections; uremia; gout, rheumatism; diarrhea; enterocolitis fermentation; oxiuraza; diabetes; urinary infections.
The juice is extremely useful in intestinal infections, enteritis, colitis, diarrhea, intestinal putrefaction. It has the ability to lower blood sugar levels and is a true elixir for diabetics. Regulates the stool elimination, stops the intestinal fermentation, helps eliminate gases, relieves the hemorrhoid inflammation, and restores appetite.
Recommendations: How to use Vacciniumuse myrtillus?
Bilsberry juice is a good treatment against infections caused by bacteria;
A cure of 2-4 weeks has spectacular effects in circulatory diseases, varicose veins and arteritis in particular. This juice is very effective in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and its complications, especially vascular complications.
The juice is obtained by crushing the fruits, followed by filtration through a plastic strainer. Drink this fresh juice, 3-4 tablespoons of juice mixed with a little water, three times a day, before meals.
Whortleberry juice has the following properties: antidiarrheal, antiseptic, germicide, dissolves the uric acid.
Myrtillus wine, treats: atherosclerosis, constipation, intestinal fermentation, biliary insufficiency, diabetes, diarrhea.
Recipe #1 – 500 grams of bilberry, 1 liter of red wine. Place the Bilberries in a pot, add two cups of water and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the red wine and boil again for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and filter.
Recipe #2 – Grind 500 grams of Blueberries, add 1 liter of white wine, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, one teaspoon of cloves, and 100 g honey. Let it soak for eight days, then filter and pour into dark bottles. Take this wine – 25 ml, three times a day, before meals.
Bilberry powder – grind finely dried leaves using an electric grinder. Take one teaspoon of powder, 4 times daily on an empty stomach. Place the powder under the tongue for 10-15 minutes; Then swallow it with water.
Raw tea – Add one tablespoon of Myrtillus leaves in 250 ml of water; let the mixture soak for 6-8 hours at room temperature; then strain and drink on an empty stomach. Drink three cups of tea per day, 30 minutes before meals.
Infusion of Bilberry – Pour 250 ml of boiling water over one tablespoon of leaves and let steep for 15 min. Then strain and drink the tea on an empty stomach. Drink this tea, three cups per day, 30 minutes before meals.
External use of Bilberry – The tea can be also used for local sitz bath, 3-4 times a day.