Description of Bilberry Tea 24 tea bags, Alvita Tea
A small branched shrub found mainly in moors, humus-rich soil and open woods
from lowlands to mountains, Bilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus) bears small blue-black,
many-seeded berries. Also commonly known as whortleberry, Bilberry has been a
source of fresh jam for hundreds of years. Extensively written about in 16th century
herbals, this berry is native to northern Europe and Asia; northern Europe and
Asia; with its nearest American counterpart being the huckleberry. During World
War 2, Royal Air Force pilots swore that eating Bilberry jam prior to night missions
significantly improved their visual acuity in the darkness.
Bilberry is a perennial, ornamental shrub that is commonly found in various climates in damp woodlands and moorlands. In the United States they are known as huckleberries, and there are over 100 species with similar names and fruit throughout the Europe, Asia and North America. The English call them whortleberries. The Scots know them as blaeberries. Bilberry has been used as a medicinal herb since the 16th century.
Bilberry is also used in connection with vascular and blood disorders and shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina. Bilberry's fruit contains flavonoids and anthocyanin, which serve to prevent capillary fragility, thin the blood, and stimulate the release of vasodilators. Anthocyanin, a natural antioxidant, also lowers blood pressure, reduces clotting and improves blood supply to the nervous system. Bilberry also contains glucoquinine that has the ability to lower blood sugar.
The herb contains Vitamins A and C, providing antioxidant protection which can help prevent free radical damage to the eyes. Vitamin A is required for sharp vision, while Vitamin C helps form collagen and is needed for growth and repair of tissue cells and blood vessels. Anthocyanosides support and protect collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eyes, assuring strong, healthy capillaries that carry vital nutrients to eye muscles and nerves.
Bilberry has long been a remedy for poor vision and "night blindness." Clinical tests confirm that given orally it improves visual accuracy in healthy people, and can help those with eye diseases such as pigmentosa, retinitis, glaucoma, and myopia. During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots ate Bilberry preserves before night missions as an aid to night vision. Bilberry works by improving the microcirculation and regeneration of retinal purple, a substance required for good eyesight.
Dried Bilberry fruit and Bilberry tea has been used as a treatment for diarrhea and as a relief for nausea and indigestion. Bilberry is also used as a treatment for mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.
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Bilberry Tea Ingredients: Bilberry (myrtillus). Caffeine Free.
Bilberry Tea Directions: The best way to make a good tasting cup of tea is by the infusion
method. Place one tea bag into a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water.
Let steep for 3 minutes and remove the bag. Press the bag before removing to enhance
the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.
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