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A close relative of the blueberry, cranberry and huckleberry, the wild bilberry is loaded with potent antioxidants including flavonoids and anthocyanins. Bilberries also have high levels of tannins which are astringent, plant polyphenols. These major components may be responsible for bilberries powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Sometimes referred to as the European blueberry, wild bilberries have been used in traditional European medicine for over one thousand years.

The flavonoid compounds found in raw bilberries, called anthocyanins are plant pigments which have amazing anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and healing qualities. Anthocyanin have been shown to combat free radicals in the body, strengthen capillaries and improve overall circulatory health. Bilberries are smaller than blueberries and their pigment is evenly distributed throughout the skin and flesh of the skin, unlike blueberries where the main amount of pigment resides in the skin of the berry. The anthocyanins found in this berry may reduce the formation of blood clots. Bilberry may be useful in fighting numerous vascular and blood disorders such as chilblains, broken veins, varicose veins, thrombosis and angina. It has even been known to reduce damage of blood vessel deterioration and the degradation of blood platelets due to its ability to restore tissue connectivity. Bilberries can strengthen coronary arteries and prevent coronary blockages by fighting the accumulation of ingested fat.

Historically wild bilberries have been used for night vision and to promote overall visual health. British Royal Air Force pilots were known to eat bilberry preserve during World War II to help them see clearly during night missions. Daily use can improve visual acuity and can help a person's eyes to adjust during the dark of night as well as the glare of bright daylight due to the protection of rhodopsin or retinal purple in the eye. The Bilberry may even help a variety of eye disorders including glaucoma, nearsightedness, cataracts and macular degeneration (a disorder that can lead to blindness). Bilberry has been helpful to diabetics who have suffered visual problems due to microcirculation and diabetes mellitus.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Bilberry Powder may include:

● Alleviating diarrhea
● Helping to protect & enhance vision
● May Lower blood sugar levels
● Reducing inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis
● Diuretic effects
● Increasing blood supply to the nervous system
● May Improve overall circulatory health
● Improving capillary function
● May help in Fighting urinary tract infections
● Anti-ulcer properties


Suggested Use: Mix 1 - 2 teaspoons with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.

Botanical Name: Vaccinium uliginosum Linn

Other Names: Whortleberries, European blueberry, bog berry, hurtleberry, Huckleberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, Airelle, Arándano, Black Whortles, Bleaberry, Burren Myrtle, Dwarf Bilberry, Dyeberry, European Bilberry, Myrtille, Myrtilli Fructus, Swedish Bilberry, Trackleberry, Wineberry

Ingredients: Bilberry Fruit Powder.

Origin: Albania

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Bilberry Extract Powder passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Bilberry Extract Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Bilberry Extract Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

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