Bilberry Leaf is just one of the many bulk organic herbs, roots, leaves and other quality botanical substances people have used over the centuries to improve bodily functions. Also known by the Latin name Vaccinium myrtillus, the Bilberry plant is a type of wild blueberry that is native to the sub-arctic and temperate zones of Northern Europe and North America; these berries are actually quite tasty and good for you.
The dried Bilberry Leaf has long been used in folk medicine for gastrointestinal disorders. This organic herb, which being the leaf of the plant, is not an "herb" in the technical sense, is used in a number of ways. Dried Vaccinius myrtillus leaves are often steeped in tea and taken as an infusion; like other dried herbs, whole Bilberry Leaf can be ground into a powder and used in essential oils or as a paste for topical application as well. In short, the leaf of the Vaccinium myrtillus plant is used like other natural herbs.
The Vaccinium myrtillus leaf is said to improve circulatory function. When you buy organic bulk herbs at Starwest Botanicals, you are assured of a high quality product as pure as nature made it. Please note that in rare cases, side effects can include nausea, and a very few people may exhibit an allergic reaction. Pregnant women should avoid taking Bilberry Leaf.
*info from Starwest Botanicals