Bilberry is rich in anthocyanins, tannins, bioflavonoids, anthocyanidins, pectins, vitamin C, pro vitamin E, malic acid, citric acid, quinic acid, minerals and myrtillin.
Vision : Bilberry berries are recognized for their ability to improve vision , thanks to their therapeutic properties due to bioflavonoid and anthocyanidins belonging to the carotenoid family.
Bilberry participates in the regeneration of a substance called " rhodopsin "or retinal purple which has the effect of increasing overall visual acuity , to defend, protect the tissues of the eye from aggression, exposure to light (also that of television or computer screens!) and improve more particularly night vision .
Antioxidant delays the effects of aging : Champion of antioxidants , blueberries rank first among twenty fruits for their antioxidant capacity.
The the body's vulnerability to free radicals increases with age , it is the flavonoids that are involved in the neutralization of free radicals in the body thus preventing the appearance of signs of aging.
Anti inflammatory and bactericidal : Bilberry contains a lot of tannins, like its cousin the Cranberry / Cranberry ( Vaccinium oxycoccos and V. macrocarpon ), its same tannins are anti-infective.
Anti diarrhea : The tannins and pigments (anthocyanosides) that the blueberry berry contains, also exert a anti-diarrheal power and relieves pain from intestinal spasms associated with colitis .