Bilberry is famous as a tasty snack and ingredient in many desserts, but it is also an effective nutritional and medicinal supplement. Recent reports indicate that a compound, used by Blueberries and Grapes to fight off fungal infections, could also help lower cholesterol. The compound, called pterostilbene, also helps regulate blood sugar and might help fight type2 diabetes. This finding adds to a growing list of reasons to eat, or supplement with, the colorful fruit, especially Blueberries, which are rich in compounds known as antioxidants(these molecules battle cell and DNA damage involved in cancer, heart disease, diabetes and perhaps also brain degeneration).
1. Eliminating eyestrain, improving eyesight and delaying cerebral nerve to aging;
2. Improving the urinary system and preventing urinary tract infection;
3. Softening blood capillary, enhancing the heart function and resisting cancer;
4. Eliminating free-radicals, protecting human body from harm and improving immunity.
Bilberry fruit was used to treat diarrhea, scurvy, and other conditions.
It's very effective in treating diarrhea, menstrual cramps, eye problems, varicose veins, venous insufficiency (a condition in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart), and other circulatory problems including diabetes.
With so many healthy functions, bilberry extract is also added to food to strengthen the flavor of food and benefit human health at the same time.
Helpful to improve skin situation. It's effective in fading out freckle, wrinkle and making skin smooth.
What the Science Says
•There is some evidence that cranberry can help to prevent urinary tract infections; however, the evidence is not definitive, and more research is needed. Cranberry has not been shown to be effective as a treatment for an existing urinary tract infection.
•Research shows that components found in cranberry may prevent bacteria, such as E. coli, from clinging to the cells along the walls of the urinary tract and causing infection. There is also preliminary evidence that cranberry may reduce the ability of H. pylori bacteria to live in the stomach and cause ulcers.
•Findings from a few laboratory studies suggest that cranberry may have antioxidant properties and may also be able to reduce dental plaque (a cause of gum disease).
•NCCAM is funding studies of cranberry, primarily to better understand its effects on urinary tract infection. The Office of Dietary Supplements and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) agencies are also supporting cranberry research; for example, the National Institute on Aging is funding a laboratory study of potential anti-aging effects.