Bilberry - (Vaccinium myrtillus)

This perennial herb is also known as blueberry or huckleberries. There are over 100 species with similar names and fruit throughout the world. The berries are blue-black and the plant can grow up to 1.5 feet high.
Plant bilberry in moist, fertile soil in a shady location.

During World War II a lot of British pilots took Bilberry before their flights to enhance their night vision and they swore that it helped them.

Bilberry contain anthocyanosides, which improve circulation and also help protect blood-vessel walls from damage.

There are many way you can enjoy Bilberry. You can add it to salads and desserts and it can also be made into a jam, preserves and wine.

Parts used: Leaves, berries.

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