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(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Good for tired eyes from computer stress as it regenerates rhodopsin (retinal purple); also stimulates urine output and strengthens the heartbeat. Recent reports indicate that a compound in Blueberries helps to fight off fungal infections and may also help lower cholesterol. The compound, called pterostilbene, is said to regulate blood sugar and may help in combating Type-2 diabetes. This finding adds to a growing list of reasons to eat or supplement with this colorful fruit. Blueberries are rich in antioxidant compounds, which battle cell and DNA damage associated with heart disease, diabetes, malignant disease and perhaps also brain degeneration.

PROPERTIES: antioxidants
Parts used: leaf

 • blueberry has been shown to be among the most powerful antioxidants in all of nature.

• due to the flavonoid, anthocyanin, which gives the Blueberry its blue color and the ability to improve the strength of the capillaries in the eyes and benefit cardiovascular health.

• shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's and in the reduction of age-related loss of mental acuity
• Studies have also shown that Blueberry may reduce bad cholesterol levels, thus leading to a healthier cardiovascular system and a possible reduction in the likelihood of stroke.
• Blueberry is a good source of potassium, calcium, vitamins A, C and E, folic acid and fiber. 

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.


Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.