myrtilloides) medicinal herb is from the family of Ericaceae.
The main parts used as herbal medicine are the leaves and the berries which possess herbal
health benefits. Nutrition from the berries is commonly recognized and recommended by nutritionists just because of these health benefits.
common names are Vaccinium
myrtilloides, Huckleberry, Wineberry, Whortleberry as well as
This medicinal plant most times is referred to as the evergreen European
berry. It is truly a traditional and natural healing remedy. It is
native to Europe and it is a deciduous plant from the Ericaceae family.
The medicinal properties are antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and antiseptic. The constituents are an abundance amount of Vitamin C and flavonoids.
The berries or fruits are used as culinary herbs, whether fresh or frozen, and they can be found in jams, jellies, pies, muffins, cheesecakes, pancakes, pies, vinegars as well as wines. The muffins are delicious. This is one of my favorite and can be purchased at various shops worldwide.
It is used to treat hepatitis C as well as the pancreas conditions. The berries are natural remedies for ailments such as skin diseases including eczema. Supplements of the leaves are excellent for the treatment of eczema. Blueberry leaves contain chlorogenic acid which is made up of microbe agents making it an anti-inflammatory herb. This makes it a perfect choice for eczema when it is rubbed on the skin.
Its uses also include alternative herbal remedy for dysentery, dropsy, fevers, as well as diarrhea.
The juice from blueberries is very beneficial in preventing bacteria, including E. coli. It will prevent the bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder thereby preventing some serious cases of ailments, including infections. The juice is also useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection, preventing eye diseases and reversing the signs of aging.
It is packed with antioxidants and so it can aid in neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals will damage the cells of the body and this will eventually cause serious diseases such as heart disease as well as cancer. Therefore, utilizing it can prevent these diseases while the antioxidants prevent the damages to the cells. It is believed that blueberries possess an abundant amount of antioxidants more potent and powerful than wine. They are known as super fruits, power fruits or power foods to keep the body healthy and strong. This is a result of the high nutritive values that are found in the berries.
A tea made from the leaf is a medicinal benefit for the problem of diabetes and those who are on border line of suffering with this disease, this herb is excellent to keep it in check as well as to prevent it. The tea is good also for sore mouth.
Place one teaspoonful of the dried leaves to one cup of boiling water, steeped and then consume cold throughout the day. This should be done one mouthful at a time for optimum medicinal benefits from blueberry.