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Bilberry                                        
(Myrtillus Fructus)

General Description:  A shrubby perennial that grows in meadows and woods.  It produces black berries that contain many small brownish-red seeds.

Part Used:  Fruit

Uses: 

  varicose veins

  diarrhea

  peptic ulcers

  eye conditions:  glaucoma, improves night vision

Actions:   Stimulates re-growth and reproduction of collagen.  Stabilizes capillary membranes. Antioxidant, and increases prostaglandin E.

Dosage:  Bilberry extract 80- 160 mg 3 times a day

Precautions/Adverse Reactions:  None known

Contraindications:  None known

Nursing Considerations:

      Warn patients if experiencing diarrhea for several days, stop and consult a health care provider.

      No known effects reported when used with pregnant/lactating women. 

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