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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Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract against endotoxin-induced uveitis in mice.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is common throughout Finland in forests, and therefore it is not surprising that it occurs in large quantities in the samples from the latrine.
The lowest in vitro inhibitory activity was observed for the Mentha piperita, Chamaemelum nobile, Melissa officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Plantago lanceolata, Calendula officinalis, Tilia europaea, Aloysia citrodora, Syzygium aromaticum, Coriandrum sativum, Cinnamomum verum, Papaver rhoeas, Aframomum, Helianthus annuus, Cuminum cyminum L., Sesamum indicum, Coffea arabica, Curcuma longa, Equisetum arvense, Hypericum perforatum, Origanum vulgare, Rosmarinus officinalis, Camellia sinensis, and Vaccinium myrtillus plant extracts, all being inactive as antiproliferative agent toward the human cell lines (Table 1).
Melampyrum pratense, Rubus chamaemorus, Vaccinium myrtillus, Aulacomnium palustre, Cladina spp., Pleurozium schreberi, and some Sphagnum species (Appendix 1).
Deschampsia flexuosa and Pteridium aquilinum increased after the fire in pine forests of western Norway while regrowth of Vaccinium myrtillus and V.
b) Vaccinium myrtillus does not affect nitric oxide production
Phenolics/nitrogen ratios in the blueberry Vaccinium myrtillus in relation to temperature and microtine density in Finnish Lapland.
Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L) extract on restraint stress-induced liver damage in mice.
Dringo mymryn nes dod i ganol y llwyni llus (Vaccinium myrtillus; bilberry); o fewn dim roedd fy mysedd yn ddulas wrth gasglu a bwyta'r ffrwyth, ac roedd blas da arnyn nhw hefyd!
Activation of flavonoid biosynthesis by solar radiation in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) leaves.