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bilberry

(bĭl′bĕr′ē)
n.
1.
a. A low-growing deciduous shrub (Vaccinium myrtillus) of the heath family native to Eurasia and western North America, having edible bluish-black berries borne singly or in pairs, used for making jams, jellies, and juice and for medicinal purposes.
b. Any of several similar plants of the genus Vaccinium.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.
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bilberry

Herbal medicine
A shrub, the berries of which contain anthocyanosides; bilberry is said to prevent atherosclerosis, and has been used internally for eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, myopia, night blindness, diabetes) and GI complaints (colic, constipation, diarrhoea, hypertension), and externally for burns, haemorrhoids, dermatitis, spider nevi and varicose veins.
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bil·ber·ry

(bil'ber-ē)
Agent derived from dried fruit of Vaccinum myrtillus; studies suggest value in cardiovascular disease; also used to treat optic disorders; anecdotal reports claimuse improved vision.
Synonym(s): European blueberry, huckleberry, whortleberry.
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A couple of studies have shown that eating bilberries or drinking bilberry juice can reduce inflammation in people at risk of heart disease or metabolic syndrome.
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This study investigated the yields, chemical compositions, and recovery rates of antioxidant compounds of seed oils extracted from cloudberries, bilberries, and black currants by solvent extraction and by SFE at 350 bar and at 50[degrees]C and 80[degrees]C.
The 10% of the plots with the highest number of berries by species contained 86% of the bilberries in 2000, and 80% in 2001.
"Bilberries reduce the development of systemic inflammation and prevent the progression of chronic hypertension, thus supporting their potential role in alleviating the adverse health effects associated with developing obesity," said the researchers from University of Eastern Finland.
Blackcurrants and, to a lower extent, bilberries and raspberries had similar effects, whereas neither crowberries, prunes, nor blackberries caused any significant improvements of metabolic parameters in this study.
Today, Bilberries rank among the most popular supplements for maintaining healthy vision, including poor night-vision, cataracts and macular degeneration.
I'd always been driven off by clouds of flies dancing and nipping, seeing off anyone intent on taking home bilberries for tea.
After watching a football match in a pub they moved on to Bilberries, where Meek also went after watching the same match at another pub.
But millions of bilberries on our hillsides are left to the sheep.
* Extracts of bilberries are widely used for improving vision and preventing ocular disease.