Bilberry, a dark blue berry, grows on shrubs much like its relative, the blueberry. When picked fresh it has a taste similar to blueberries, and is commonly used in jams and pies.
This antioxidant-rich berry has historically been respected for its marvelous anti-aging properties in both its fruit and leaves. It may support healthy eyes. Bilberry may support the ciculatory and muscluar systems!
Common Names: bilberry fruit, huckleberry, whortleberry, hurtleberry
Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
"This herb is becoming more important to the aging populations of the world. This fruit and its extracts have marvelous anti-aging properties. Bilberry was first studied for its effects on poor night vision.
This is an important fruit to add to one's daily diet. Blueberries and black currant fruit may also be as useful as bilberry but are not yet as popular for their medicinal properties."