Bilberry Leaf

Vaccinium myrtillus                                                                Origin: Greece

$2.00

COMMON NAME
Standardized: bilberry
Other: European blueberry, huckleberry, whortleberry

BOTANICAL NAME
Vaccinium myrtillus L.
Plant Family: Ericaceae

OVERVIEW
Also known as “Black Hearts” according to Thomas Hardy in his 1878 novel The Return of the Native, the European bilberry bush is a close relative of American blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. It flourishes in damp acidic soil throughout temperate and sub arctic regions of the world. The bilberry has a long history of traditional use. The English used it as a dye for wool due to its wonderful dark blue/purple coloring.

PARTS USED
Leaf, fruit.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Dried fruit, jam, as a tea, encapsulated, liqueurs, wines, and desserts.

PRECAUTIONS
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bilberry Leaf

1oz, 4oz, 8oz, 1lb

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