Latin name: Vaccinium myrtillus L.
Other names: European blueberry, Huckleberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, Bilberr
The berries have cleansing and rejuvenating properties. Fruit inhibit the growth of some bacteria (including staph), studies show that the effects often antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also bind toxins secreted by bacteria. They are also used in the treatment of parasites, as antidiarrheal drug and food poisoning. Blueberries have anti-inflammatory and anti-bleeding. Berries, reducing the amount of sugar in the blood, diuretics and are used as an adjuvant in tumour therapy. Raw material – fruits and leaves. Fruits contain organic acids including citric and succinic further pectin, tannins, carotenoids, glukokinin (acts like insulin), vitamins – C, B1, B2, PP and mineral salts (large amounts of iron and phosphorus, calcium and manganese).
- Inflammation of the urinary tract