vaccinium myrtillus

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Similar to blueberries. Ripe blueberries are white or light green inside, while bilberries and huckleberries are red or purple throughout. Bilberries are most often found singularly or in pairs, while blueberries are most often found in clusters. High in vitamin C and bioflavonoidswhich helps keep connective tissues healthy and strengthens small blood vessels and capillaries, factors that keep skin youthful. Lowers blood pressure. GREAT FOR EYES- increases rhodopsin which helps night blindness. It protects against macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Also has a strong effect on lowering blood sugar. Very astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Dried berry and leaf tea used for diarrhea, diabetes, dysentery, diuretic, scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), mouth inflammations, stop bleeding, arthritis, hardening of arteries, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, rebuilding connective tissue (skin, wrinkles).
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The pioneer herb species and dwarf shrubs, mainly Vaccinium myrtillus, were spread out.
The role of phenol-based inducible defense in the interaction between tundra populations of the vole Clethrionomys rufocanus and the dwarf shrub Vaccinium myrtillus.
hepatica, Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus, Tussilago farfara, and Caltha palustris.
henriquesii, Oxalis acetosella, Polypodium vulgare, Sanicula europaea, Saxifraga spathularis, Stellaria holostea, Teucrium scorodonia, Vaccinium myrtillus, Viola riviniana).
Mirtoselect[R] -- The original Bilberry standardised extract (from Vaccinium myrtillus L.
Huesca: Astun, valle de Canfranc, 30TYN04, matorral de Callunavulgaris y Vaccinium myrtillus con Pinus uncinata, cuarcitas, 1650 m, 28-VII-2000, A.
Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) has a long history of use for various eye conditions.
The first site, here referred to as the Myrtillus site, is of Vaccinium myrtillus type (Hagglund and Lundmark 1977) and is situated in a 150-yr-old stand of Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris.
The forest undergrowth consists of blueberry Vaccinium myrtillus, cowberry V vitis-idaea, heather Calluna vulgaris, wild rosemary Ledum palustre and swamp cranberry Oxycoccus palustris.
Su composicion floristica muestra una gran abundancia de especies acidofilas (Ceratocapnos claviculata, Avenella flexuosa, Dryopteris dilatata, Holcus mollis, Lathyrus linifolius, Lonicera periclymenum, Luzula henriquesii, Poa chaixii, Polygonatum verticillatum, Saxifraga spathularis, Teucrium scorodonia, Vaccinium myrtillus, etc.
Jonadet M, Meunier MT, Bastide P (1983) Anthocyanosides from Vitis vinifera, Vaccinium myrtillus and Pinus maritimus.