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Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)


Heidelbeere

Effect:

constipating, stimulating, antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent


Areas of application:

Diarrhea, free radicals, night blindness, strengthen eyesight, cataracts, macular degeneration, poor eyesight, chronic eye strain, abdominal pain, inflammation of the inside of the mouth, bladder and diabetes, lowers the risk of cancer, inflammation, detoxifies toxins, lowers blood pressure, helps with... Regulates cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke, helps relieve symptoms such as nausea, indigestion, diarrhea and IBS, ulcers, slows dementia, reduces inflammation and swelling in the mouth and gums, gingivitis


Plant parts used:

fruits, leaves


Collection time:

Summer


To find:

In shady forests, on heaths, in peat bogs.


Ingredients:

Calcium, iron, carotene, manganese, chromium, vitamin B1, B2, C, malic acid, citric acid, benzoic acid, flavonoids, glycosides


Miscellaneous:

☕ Tea: 10 g of fresh blueberry leaves are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for about 10 minutes.


The wild blueberry is a deciduous shrub that grows low to the ground and reaches a maximum height of 60 cm. The flowers are pink and urn-shaped. The fruits are small, blue-black in color and contain many seeds. The flesh is dark red or blue, in contrast to the pale green inner fruits of cultivated blueberries. The light green leaves are alternate with finely toothed edges.


🛑 Be careful! There are no known side effects at normal doses. However, you should not consume blueberry leaves over a longer period of time, as poisoning can occur if you take them continuously. There may be interactions with some medications. Consult your doctor before eating blueberries if you have blood clotting problems or if you are taking blood-thinning medications or aspirin. Please also consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Diabetics should also discuss taking it with their doctor. The leaves should only be used short term.


Wild blueberries are a natural antihistamine.


Heidelbeere

Fresh blueberries have a laxative effect, so use dried blueberries for diarrhea.


Hildegard von Bingen: The blueberry is not suitable for medicinal purposes; the fruit does more harm than good by causing gout.



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