Bilberry/Huckleberry (Vaccinium spp.)

The Bilberry Blues

The article reflects on a study which found that bilberry raw material samples and finished products have contained simply inactive ingredients colored with synthetic dyes. It argues that much of...

Bilberry (Mirtoselect) and French Maritime Pine Extract (Pycnogenol) Combination May Have Beneficial Effects

Bilberry (Mirtoselect) and French Maritime Pine Extract (Pycnogenol) Combination May Have Beneficial Effects in Glaucoma Prevention

Reviewed: Steigerwalt RD, Gianni B, Paolo M, et al. Effects of Mirtogenol® on ocular blood flow and intraocular hypertension in asymptomatic subjects. Molecular Vision. 2008; 14:1288-1292.

Benefits Abound: An Update on Blueberries, Bilberry Extract, Cranberry Extract and Grape Seed Extract

My grandmother was a folk healer. She knew a lot about herbs. But her favorite medicinal potions were home-made wines, which she prepared herself. She favored black currant, elderberry and blackberry wine. Tart cherries and small, dark navy-blue grapes were also acceptable, but black currants and elderberry were credited with greater preventive and healing power. "For a strong heart and long life," my grandmother explained.

AHPA Offers Tools for Identifying Adulterated Bilberry Products

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the leading trade association in the United States dealing with herbal products, announced in December of 2007 that it has added new analytical tools and methods to its Web site to assist manufacturers in identifying materials labeled as powdered bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus, Ericaceae) fruit extract that have been adulterated with Red Dye No. 2.( n1, n2)

Beneficial BILBERRY

The article provides information on the use of bilberry. It states that the bilberry is used to treat diarrhea in both adults and children and it is also used to treat stomach ulcers. Bilberry ha...

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