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What is Vaccinium Myrtillus used for?

What is Vaccinium Myrtillus used for?

Bilberry fruit has been used for diarrhea, for soothing the mouth and throat, and for improving vision. Some herbal/dietary supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives.

Where do Whortleberries grow?

GENERAL DISTRIBUTION : Whortleberry grows from British Columbia southward east of the Cascades to central Oregon [42,92]. It occurs throughout the Rocky Mountains from British Columbia and Alberta to northern New Mexico and southern Arizona [92,98].

Where does Vaccinium myrtillus grow?

Vaccinium myrtillus is a holarctic species native to Continental Northern Europe, the British Isles and Ireland, northern Asia, Japan, Greenland, Iceland, Western Canada, and the Western United States.

What is red whortleberry?

Whortleberry may refer to the berries of several plants of genus Vaccinium: Vaccinium vitis-idaea, lingonberry or red whortleberry. Vaccinium uliginosum, bog whortleberry/bilberry.

What is Vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract?

Bilberry is one of the best sources of antioxidant compounds known as anthocyanins, polyphenolic chemicals that give bilberries their dark color. Not surprisingly, bilberries are similar to blueberries. Applied to skin, bilberry is known to strengthen skin against signs of redness, likely due to its calming properties.

Is Vaccinium Myrtillus edible?

Bilberry, Whortleberry. A dwarf European shrub, often found on moorlands, growing to 50 cm (20”) high. It bears sweet-acid edible fruits, 12 mm (0.5”) across, eaten raw, dried or cooked; the leaves can be used to make a tea.

Why are blueberries called Vaccinium?

The name Vaccinium was used in classical Latin for a plant, possibly the bilberry or a hyacinth, and may be derived from the Latin bacca, berry, although its ultimate derivation is obscure. Other parts of Vaccinium form other groups, sometimes together with species of other genera.

Where do wild blueberries grow?

For over 10,000 years, native wild blueberries have grown in the thin, acidic, glacial soils of Maine and Canada, where they thrive in the cold, harsh climates and form a lush, natural carpet across the land.