Bilberry – Young shoots
- Supports issues of the eyes related to vision
- Anti-septic, especially related to the urinary system
- Improves microcirculation throughout the body
Vaccinium myrtillus has shown vasoprotective, antiedematous, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antihemorrhagic and astringent properties.
Supports issues of the eyes related to vision. Possible mechanisms of action for its effects on ophthalmic conditions include its ability to protect against the breakdown of rhodopsin (retinal purple), a light sensitive pigment located in the rods of the retina, and its ability to regenerate rhodopsin.
It may also provide vasoprotection by decreasing capillary fragility and permeability. The anthocyanidins also stimulate prolonged capillary resistance, and are vasoprotective, antiedematous, and vasodilative. They inhibit platelet aggregation and thrombus formation, interacting with vascular prostaglandins. It has demonstrated free radical scavenging and inhibition of cAMP phosphodiesterase actions. Use in treatment of microcirculatory disorders.
Antiseptic, especially related to the urinary system (phenolic acids) and diarrhea.
Hypoglycemic properties: Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry young shoots) has an important antidiabetic action by facilitating the assimilation of sugar. By its action on the liver, it improves the eyesight and in particular the capillary microcirculation. In gemmotherapy Vaccinium myrtillus is likely to be associated with many other buds.
According to Fournier the leaves decoction has hypoglycemic properties. Allen considered Vaccinium myrtillus as vegetable insulin, even active in case of removed pancreas. It also provides more important tolerance for sugary foods.
Improves microcirculation throughout the body.
Possibility of interactions with Warfarin and anti-platelet medications (elevated doses) that may alter the PT/PTT, consequently medical supervision is required
Vaccinium myrtillus may interfere with iron absorption in certain individuals
Hypoglycemic medications (caution required)
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.
Ingredients | Each drop contains:
Vaccinium myrtillus* (Bilberry buds) (extract 1:20 … 2.5 mg) 0.05 ml
Non-medicinal ingredients: alcohol, water, glycerin.
*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1
Adults and children > 12 years 5-15 drops daily, between meals, pure or diluted in water, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
- Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless directed by a health care practitioner.
- Do not use if safety seal is broken.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
For more information please consult your health care practitioner.