Bilberry Leaf: Vaccinium myrtillus
Why Bilberry Leaf? You are probably most familiar with bilberries which are closely related to blueberries, and are a beneficial addition to a healthy diet. The leaf of bilberry is also a beneficial addition to a wellness regime and excellent support for blood glucose and lipid levels already in the normal range.
Quality Assured: This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown in Croatia without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell, along with a detailed microscopic analysis report, to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Bilberry leaf can be used to support a number of body systems. Additionally, bilberry is often used to support healthy blood glucose and lipid levels already in the normal range.
Cautions and Contraindications: Do not use bilberry while also on insulin therapy as evidence suggests an effect on blood glucose levels. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
BILBERRY LEAF TEA
Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus: 1 teaspoon
Filtered water: 1 cup
Place your herbs into a ceramic or glass teapot.
Bring the water to a boil. Do not use an aluminum pot. Turn off the heat and pour the water over the herb. Cover the pot and let steep for five to 10 minutes. Strain the tea in a non-aluminum strainer and then drink. Use immediately. Do not store.
Honey, lemon, or milk can be added, although milk tends to mask the delicate flavors. Do not use honey with infants younger than one year old as there have been reports of botulism spores in honey and this can be fatal in infants.