Name: Bilberry Extract
Botanical source: Vaccinium myrtillus l.
Appearance: Dark Purple fine powder
Test method: TLC
Packing: 25KG/ cardboard drum
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Bilberry Extract?
Bilberry is a perennial plant that comes from Europe, Western Asia and the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a shrubby plant that bears edible fruits which are similar to American blueberries. It is also related to the cranberry family of fruits.
Health Benefits of Bilberry Extract
Herbalists in Europe have been using bilberry extract for many years to treat various complaints such as urinary tract infections, kidneys stones, and diarrhoea. Bilberries are also known to be powerful antioxidants and can be used for protecting the cells in the eyes and other parts of the body from free radicals and toxins. Bilberry supplements are fast becoming increasingly popular in today's medicine culture especially for the treatment of vision disorders including cataracts and poor night vision.
Scientists have studied the claims of RAF pilots from the world war two who reported improved night vision after eating bilberries. Through scientific research they have discovered that bilberries contain two compounds; anthocyanosides and tannins. Anthocyanosides improve the blood flow to the tiny vessels that keep the eyes healthy, as well as maintaining good blood circulation throughout the body. This can also help with varicose vein and haemorrhoids. Tannins have been found to help treat diarrhoea, sore throats, and mouth inflammations.