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Information on Bilberry including the benefits and uses of using Bilberry. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Bilberry as part of a holistic approach to health.
   
Bilberry
 
Botanical name

Vaccinium myrtillus

 
 
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Studies have shown that bilberry contains more than 15 different anthocyanosides, flavonoid compounds that improve visual clarity, stabilise collagen, rebuild capillaries, inhibit blood clotting, relax smooth muscle, and increase gastric mucus. Dried bilberry fruit is rich in tannins and pectin, making it an effective treatment for diarrhoea. Bilberry is a potent antioxidant and antiinflammatory agent.

 
 
Conditions commonly used for
  • Cataracts, macular degeneration, and night blindness
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diarrhoea, Peptic ulcer
  • Varicose veins, haemorrhoids,
  • Fluid retention
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Dysmenorrhoea
 
 
Common dosage range

Standardized bilberry extract (with 25% anthocyanidin) in encapsulated form, 240-480 mg/day in two to three divided dosages.

 
 
Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • There are no side effects or toxicity associated with bilberry fruit or extract.
  • There are no known contraindications for bilberry fruit or extract. Its use is safe in pregnancy and lactation.
  • No clinically significant interactions between bilberry and conventional medications have been reported in the literature to date.
 
 
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It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner.

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A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions. Although many herbal remedies are available over the counter, self-prescribing is not recommended except for minor ailments, and best results will be obtained by seeking the advice of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Any plant substance, even those that are used as foods, can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

 
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