Like other flavonoids, Bilberry is believed to protect
cells and membranes from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive
molecules which are formed during the metabolic process. When free radicals encounter
healthy cell membranes, they can cause damage, impairing cell function and leading to
premature death of cells.
Bilberry flavonoids are unique in that they support both
your blood vessels and blood cells by maintaining the flexibility of the cell membranes.
This makes capillaries better able to stretch, thus increasing blood flow and red
blood cells are more able to change this shape allowing easier passage through narrow
Bilberry is also used to support circulation, varicose
veins and eye sight. The herb bilberry contains both flavonoids and anthocyanin, which
serve to prevent capillary fragility, thin the blood, and stimulate the release of
vasodilators. The natural antioxidant anthocyanin in bilberry also supports normal blood
pressure, clotting and improves blood supply to the nervous system. Bilberry also contains
glucoquinine which has been shown to support normal blood sugar level.
Bilberry is also used in herbal mixtures used for joint
Bilberry is also known as: