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Common name(s): bilberry, European blueberry, wimberry, whortleberry
Origin: Northern Europe
Parts used: fruits, leaves
Constituents: flavonols (quercetin, catechins), tannins, ellagitannins, phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, hydroquinone, oleanolic acid, neomyrtillin, sodium, tannins, ursolic acid, resveratrol, vitamins, minerals (calcium, copper, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus)
Therapeutic actions: antioxidant, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, genoprotective, hypoglycemic, antimicrobial, neuroprotective, antitumorigenic
Organs or systems affected: eyes, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, skin, liver, kidneys
Main medicinal uses:
Counterindications: While generally safe to consume in normal daily amounts in herbal teas and food, bilberry may interfere with blood-thinning or diabetes medication. Care is advised. Consult with your doctor before consuming.
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