Unrest Prevention of cataracts, preventing macular degeneration
Diseases Cancer prevention, prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes
Beneficial Improvement in vision, ability to see better in the dark, improvement of motor function, protection of brain tissue, decrease capillary permeability, strengthening capillaries
Bilberry grows in the sub-shrub known as bilberry, with very long roots. Its stem slightly winged measure between twenty and sixty centimeters high, it is compiled and rower. The leaves covered with a pale green color, their shapes are oval and finely toothed and alternate dotted with ribs on the inside. The flowers of the bilberry are either isolated or grouped by two and are placed in the axils of leaves, their colors are white pinkish. Bilberry is a bluish-black berry, violet and rounded measuring only five millimeters in diameter, fleshy and pleasant flavor that is harvested from June to September.
Bilberries, this berry delicious favors areas with high relief (mountains) of Europe, we found at heights ranging from 400-2500 meters, it is also widespread in Asia and America and a around the world. It prefers shade and moist, rich soils and aluminum (silica), easy to grow and a life expectancy of thirty five years.
Bilberry composition Bilberry medicinal properties
The bilberry contains organic acids and triterpene with citric acid, benzoic acid, malic acid, succinic acid and quinic acids, ursolic and oleanic, and the arbutoside néomyrtiline.
Bilberry also contains anthocyanins and catechin tannins, flavonoids and bioflavonoids with arabinoside and quercetol, vitamins A and C, and pro vitamin E, and pectin and minerals.
Bilberry is a small bay with many beneficial properties for the body, the main one being that it has an anti héméralopique (improved night vision), but it's not all it is antiseptic and anti-infectives, antihemorrhagic anti diarrheal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant diuretic.
The bilberry was the subject of scientific studies for its properties on night vision, after it was noticed that the British pilots had consumed this fruit for their night flights. More bilberry protects the tissues of the eye to light all other attacks (like all screens) is a valuable aid on the problems of cataract and prevents degeneration of the macula (macular degeneration related to age or AMD) resulting from the deterioration of the area located near the optic nerve head of visual acuity.
The allocation of antioxidant bilberry ranks among the most important, its effect is to slow aging, and to be preventive in certain cancers, on arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.
The tannins present in bilberry gives an action on the prevention of many infections of the urinary located in preventing bacteria from clinging to it (the colibacillosis, cystitis).
But that's not all those associated with tannins that contains bilberry anthocyanoside gives a faculty anti diarrheal while soothing the pain and spasm that causes colitis.
Bilberry other uses
The berries of bilberry are well known in the kitchen, they can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried raw or added to various dishes, such as pastries and jams, syrups, sherbets, teas, wines liquors as well as in some sauces that accompany certain parts of game. A little trick to liven up your dishes with a bilberry pepper (spicy and fruity), associate pink peppercorns black with dried bilberry in a pepper mill, a good appetite.
Improvement in vision, ability to see better in the dark, preventing cataracts, preventing macular degeneration, improve motor function, protection of brain tissue, decrease capillary permeability, capillary strengthening, prevention cancer, prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.