This herb is thought to help the body fight off the effects of environmental pollution that can cause premature aging, particularly in regards to eyesight. Because it helps to keep the connective tissue in the eyes intact, those that suffer problems with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degenerations may experience improvement. Bilberry can also improve visual sharpness both night & day. The effect of bilberry on night vision is most consistent in people who have poor night vision. The herb probably will not improve night vision in people who already have good night vision.
Because it works well to improve the circulatory system, bilberry can also address problems related to diabetes and arthritis.
To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Maximum dosages of bilberry leaf have not been established for nursing mothers, young children, or people with severe liver or kidney disease, but there are no reports of toxicity. Bilberry leaf may lower blood sugars in diabetics. The leaf is not recommended for long term use.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.