BILBERRY-Treatment for Macular Degeneration

BILBERRY: (Huckleberry) Bilberry resembling a blueberry is a good tasting berry that contains natural Vitamin C.  Bilberries are related to Cranberries and American Blueberries.  Bilberries are a powerful antioxidant and affect rapid repair of broken blood vessels and prevent them from breaking. Making Bilberries useful in preventing and treating bruising. Bilberries are one of the highest known sources of the mineral zinc and provide a generous source of iron, manganese and selenium. Zinc and manganese are associated with the production of healthy connective tissue.  Iron is required for energy and selenium ensures proper cell division, prevention of cancer cell formation and the prevention of other harmful mutations.   Bilberries are also thought to aid in the strengthening and restoration of eyesight, and treating macular degeneration. Used to treat tonsillitis, sore tongue, laryngitis, diarrhea, constipation, treat parasitic roundworms, and ease vomiting.  Also used for bladder problems, kidney stones and mucus in breathing passages May be used topically for skin problems and inflamed gums, sore tongue with white patches, wound healing, joint pain.

Precautions: Bilberry has blood thinning properties and may interact with blood thinning medications.

COMMON NAMES: Blue Whortleberry, Blue Tangle, Bluets, Huckleberry.

PARTS USED: Berries.

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