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Bilberry Leaf

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  • OG
  • K
  • Vaccinium myrtillus
  • Origin: Albania
Bilberry Leaf

Common Name

Standardized: bilberry
Other: European blueberry, huckleberry, whortleberry

Botanical Name

Vaccinium myrtillus L.
Plant Family: Ericaceae

Overview

Also known as "Black Hearts" according to Thomas Hardy in his 1878 novel The Return of the Native, the European bilberry bush is a close relative of American blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. It flourishes in damp acidic soil throughout temperate and sub arctic regions of the world. The bilberry has a long history of traditional use. The English used it as a dye for wool due to its wonderful dark blue/purple coloring.

Parts Used

Dried leaf.

Typical Preparations

Dried fruit, jam, as a tea, encapsulated, liqueurs, wines, and desserts.

Precautions

No known precautions.
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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.