Bilberry is the European equivalent to the North American blueberry and has been found to be rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanosides, which help protect the body from heart disease, oxidative stress and preserve brain function and eye health.
Bilberry's berries and leaves have been used for medicinal purposes since the Middle Ages for a variety of conditions, including diarrhea, scurvy, infections, burns, and diabetes. During World War II, British pilots ate bilberry jam, thinking it would improve their night vision. Today, bilberry is used as a dietary supplement for cardiovascular conditions, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, eye problems, diabetes, and other conditions.
Not intended for long term use.
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Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 7 minutes.