Bilberries are basically the European version of the American blueberry. Bilberries are grown in Europe,Canada and the U.S. and extracts of the ripe berry are known to contain flavonoid pigments known as anthocyanins - which act as powerful antioxidants.
Part Used of Plant: Fruit
1.Treat circulation disorders, varicose veins and other venous and arterial problems.
2.Improve circulation to the eyes and help with eye strain and visual acuity.
3.Cure the ocular disease, cataract, glaucoma, hemorrhage of the eyeground.
4.Deal with retinal disturbances, day and night blindness, myopia and pigmentary retinitis
Under recommended intakes, bilberry extract is safe. In some cases, it may even be recommended for use during pregnancy for prevention and treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. ALL women, however, who are pregnant or breastfeeding should check with her personal physician before taking this, or any, dietary supplement.
You can get all the anthocyanins you need by eating ½ to 1 cup of fresh bilberry or blueberry with your breakfast. Standardized extracts are often more convenient, where doses should approximate 100 – 500 mg per day (25% anthocyanosides) in 2 to 3 divided doses.