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Scientific Name: Vaccinium myrtillus
Common Name: Bilberry
Other Common Names:
Airelle, Arandano, Bilberry,
Black Whortles, Blauwe Bosbes, Bleaberry, Blueberry, British Bilberry, Cayuzumu,
Dwarf Bilberry, Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Hurts, Trackleberry, Whinberry,
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Acid
Zones (See US Zone map): 2-7
Germination: Hard. It is hard to germinate. Best way to germinate
is outside in fall to over winter in acidic soil like what can be found under
pine trees. Best sown in fall.
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Notes: Like acid soil. Leaves used sometimes for coughs, stomach and skin problems. Could help treatment of Diabetes.
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS The leaves are sometimes used for coughs, and stomach and skin problems. Weak
hypoglycemic action has been useful in treatment of diabetes.
Very good for eyesight. For centuries, Europeans have used bilberry for jams and
other foods. World War II fighter pilots reportedly used it to improve
their night vision. Research demonstrates that bilberry may even serve as an
effective aid for visual and vascular eye disorders including night blindness,
visual fatigue, and severe nearsightedness. It helps to strengthen the
tiny capillaries that deliver nutrients to eye muscles and nerves. It
helps to extend the range and sharpness of vision. This plant is a
northern plant and will not do well in hot tropical areas such as Florida.
Best sowed in fall or winter
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.
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