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bilberry

1. any of several ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, having edible blue or blackish berries
2. 
a. the fruit of any of these plants
b. (as modifier): #5bilberry pie
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bilberry

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).

bilberry

symbol for falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
See: Deceit
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Other studies showed that bilberry extract could counteract hyperpermeability of the ciliary capillaries.
To illustrate just what a major tourist attraction the Lickey Hills used to be in the early part of the 20th century just look at the picture postcard dated August 31, 1927 showing hundreds of Brummies climbing and descending Bilberry Hill.
Other conifers and larch, which is susceptible to Phytophthora ramorum, were removed to reduce the risk of further infection and to prevent the wider spread of Phytophthora ramorum disease in Bilberry across the Lickey Hills.
Ranked by EDEC, the most important berry species were, in order of importance, bilberry, crowberry and lingonberry (Table 3).
Thanks to its mastery in optimizing plant cells' purity in active metabolites by selecting the best performing cell lines, DianaPlantSciences will supply Solabia with bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) cells rich in polyphenols, especially in procyanidins, which are almost colorless compared to the anthocyanins usually found in customary bilberry and blueberry extracts.
Each group received different combinations of the following drugs: bilberry extract, fluoxetine (Prozac), L-arginine and L-NAME which is an NOS inhibitor.
The Bilberry is a short bush that grows in the forests and moors of northern Europe.
Bilberry can improve night vision and has even improved near-sightedness in as little as two weeks.
Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillis) contains a considerable level of the antioxidant compounds anthocyanins and has been shown to play an important role in protecting against oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals and inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
uk Loggerheads Country Park Bilberry bonanza on Wednesday August 11.
He'll probably find time to drop in the occasional homily about how great it is to live in the country while staring off into the middle distance sipping a glass of bilberry wine.