Sunday, January 23, 2022

Bilberry leaves tea

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) is a deciduous shrub growing to 50 cm, with elliptical leaves. The flowers are single on short stems. The fruits are berries, globular, dark purple, juicy and sour.

The bilberry leaf chemical agents that are known to prevent free radicals from causing oxidative damage in cells. The leaves contain tannins, flavonoids, and a small amount of arbutin.

Bilberry leaves are used as herbal tea and have also been shown to exhibit strong antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds.

Traditionally, a tea made of the leaves is a remedy for diabetes if taken for a prolonged period.

Tannins can help improve diarrhea, as well as mouth and throat irritation, by reducing swelling (inflammation). Flavonoids in bilberry leaf might also improve blood circulation in people with diabetes. Circulation problems can harm the retina of the eye.
Bilberry leaves tea

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