Bilberry: berries, leaves and roots

Bilberry: berries, leaves and roots

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Of the Blackberry or American blueberry blueberry (This variety, very widespread in Italy, lends itself better to being cultivated than the more delicate cranberry cranberry) should not be limited to fruits, either berries, but also use the leaves and of roots as excellent natural remedies against many ailments. To learn more about the benefits of this plant, you can learn more with this reading: "Blueberry: plant and properties

Why the blueberry offers something good in almost all seasons: the blueberry berries black they are harvested in the summer when they are fully ripe; the roots they are uprooted in autumn and the leaves they are collected in spring when the sap rises. In winter we let the blueberry rest.

Of the blueberry leaves they say they are tonic, diuretic, antiseptic and antidiabetic because among other things they lower the blood sugar level. But above all the blueberry leaves (with which infusions and decoctions are prepared) are recommended against stomach pains, constipation, diarrhea, bladder dysfunctions and children's bedwetting.

For external use the blueberry leaves they are very effective in fighting infections of the mouth and back of the mouth through rinsing and gargle (the same preparation of the infusion is used). With lotions and packs of blueberry leaves they help to treat dermatitis and burns, in eye drops (very diluted solution) they treat inflammation of the eyes. The blueberry roots they were used, and are still used, to disinfect wounds and hasten their healing.

The blueberry berries they have the same properties as the leaves, but are only available in summer. In addition the berries they also have antioxidant properties, improve the elasticity of capillaries and are indicated for circulatory disorders (for this reason they are not recommended for those who use anticoagulant drugs). They also improve eyesight. The berries they are best consumed eaten as they are or processed into blueberry juice. For rinsing and gargle they are excellent against canker sores and gingivitis.

Infusion and decoction of blueberry leaves. Put a handful of fresh or dried leaves in a liter of water and follow the normal preparation (read here). You can consume 2 to 3 cups a day.

Blueberry berry tea. It is prepared with 4 handfuls of fresh berries for 1 liter of water. 2 to 3 cups a day.

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