BILBERRY – GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
INTERNAL: antibacterial (acts especially at intestinal level, urinary) anticatarrhal -medium, anti-diarrheal -good, intestinal antiseptic -medium, urinary antiseptic -medium-weak, astringent –strong, capillary protector -good (protects capillaries), gastric healing, intestinal and urinary of medium intensity, hypoglycemic -strong.
EXTERNAL: anti-infectious –medium-weak, astringent -medium.
INTERNAL: – diarrhea, enteritis, enterocolitis, fermentation colitis, rotting colitis, bleeding hemorrhoids, anal fistulas – administered as a powder, sublingual. In cases of very strong diarrhea can be combined in equal proportions with oak bark powder and will be administered together one tablespoon 4-6 times per day, on an empty stomach 30 minutes before meals. – diabetes – administered as a powder. Wonderful effects are obtained by combining equal amounts of artichoke powder (Cynara scolymus) and mulberry leaves (Morus nigra or Morus alba) – renal and urinary infections with bleeding – administered as an combined infusion. It is used as an help for its anti-catarrhal and healing effect, but requires association with stronger anti-infectious plants such as cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) .- gout, rheumatism, hyperuricemia (excess of urea in the blood) – combined infusion. Drink 2-3 cups per day on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before meal. In long treatments (minimum six weeks). Very good results are obtained by the association of bilberry leaves, burdock root (Arctium lappa) and pansy (Viola tricolor) in equal proportion.- pinworms – combined infusion, should undergo 12 days of treatment drinking 1-2 liters of this infusion everyday. Additionally are done enemas every 3 days with combined infusion of blueberry leaves. – capillary fragility – patients with pronounced capillary fragility, that were having ecchymosis on large areas, even without any trauma, responded very well to the treatment with blueberry leaves and grape leaves (Vitis vinifera). Administered one tablespoon of blueberry leaves and grape leaves powder (sublingual) 4 times per day on an empty stomach in equal proportions.
EXTERNAL: – hemorrhoids, anal fissures – sitz baths with combined infusion. Has helpful effect, and is associated very well with yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and horsetail (Equisetum arvense).
PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION
The powder – the aerial parts of the bilberry are grounded fine by the electric coffee grinder and sifted through a sieve for white flour. It usually takes a teaspoon four times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then is swallowed with water. The powder can not be kept more than 12 days because it alters its properties.
Combined infusion – 2 teaspoons of dried and grounded aerial parts are added in ½ cup (125 ml.) of water and let it soak for about 10 hours, then filter it. The macerated is strained and the remaining plant scalds with another half cup of water, then leave it to infuse for half an hour, filter and let it cool off. Finally mix the two extracts. Consume 2 cups per day (4 cups in acute diseases) on an empty stomach. You can eat after 30 minutes.
PRECAUTIONS: As bilberry leaves powdered decreases strongly the glycemia, insulin-dependent diabetics will be kept under strict supervision, especially in the first weeks of treatment with daily and even 2 times daily blood sugar levels and insulin dose adjustments based on the new values. Treatment will be started with a small dose – 2 teaspoons per day, which will be gradually increased to 4 teaspoons per day.
CONTRADICTIONS: None known.