Bilberry leaf - 50g

(Follium Myrtillis)

Français: La Myrtille ou Airelle ~ Español: El mirtilo o arándano ~ Italiano: Il mirtillo nero

Bilberry leaf (Follium Myrtillis) is used for improving eyesight, including night vision. Bilberry leaf is also used for treating eye conditions such as cataracts and disorders of the retina...


  1. Description of herb

  2. Healing effects

  3. Preparation and dosing

  4. Side effects

Folk name

bilberry, wimberry, whortleberry or blue whortleberry, bilberry or European blueberry

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Latin (botanical) name

Vaccinium myrtillus

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Store in a dry place at a temperature up to 25°C

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Description of herb

Shrubs Black blueberries form continuous stands in coniferous and mixed forests from the lowlands to the alpine zone throughout Europe, North Asia and North America. It is an excellent medicinal plant 20 to 50 cm high with woody underground protrusions and ovoid, finely serrated leaves. It blooms white, greenish or pinkish. The fruits are spherical, frosted, blue-black berries.

The leaf (Folium Myrtillis) is collected for medicinal purposes from June to September, which must be dried quickly. However, the drying temperature must not exceed 40°C.

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Healing effects

Blueberry leaves are used for their content of glucokinins (myrtilin) ​​in the infusion of mild diabetes, because glucokinins lower blood sugar levels (infusion or mash from two teaspoons of dried leaves on a glass of water is drunk before meals).

The significant amount of tannin contained in the leaves is suitable for the preparation of tea used internally for diarrheal diseases, stomach problems, but (unlike fetuses) also for urinary tract inflammation as a mild disinfectant, diuretic and anti-inflammatory agent.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the leaves is sometimes drunk as a substitute for real tea.

The anti-inflammatory effect can also be used to prepare a gargle for inflammation in the oral cavity.

Externally, a mash or rather a decoction of blueberry leaves has an effect on skin diseases, such as psoriasis.

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Active substances

  • Tannins
  • Glucokinins (myrtilin)
  • Organic acids
  • Pectin
  • Carotene dyes
  • Anthocyanins
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin C

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Antioxidant, Antihistamine, Disinfectant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and diuretic. It supports the formation of connective tissues and strengthens capillaries. Anthocyanins can also improve capillary and venous blood flow.

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Recommended at

  • Diabetes
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Thrombosis
  • Angina
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cholesterol
  • Pigment retinitis

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Preparation and dosing


Ingredients: Blueberry leaves - dried, lemonade (lemon, orange, strawberry, raspberry to taste) and a teaspoon of rum. 

Preparation: Heat the water and sprinkle the blueberry leaves for a while, before boiling. Cook, immediately drain and season with boiled lemonade and rum. We do not store tea, we cook it just before serving.

Dosing: Drink 2-3 times a day



Preparation: Two teaspoons of blueberry leaves pour 250 ml of boiling water. Let it infuse for 10 minutes and use as needed.

DECOCTION (tea, gargle, poultice): Pour 250 ml of cold water over four teaspoons of blueberry leaves, bring to a boil, simmer and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Let it be left to infuse for another 10 minutes.

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Side effects

No side effects.

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