Bilberry Leaf Powder

Bilberry Leaf Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$9.12 
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per Pound
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$22.80 

Also known as European blueberry, bilberry is a shrub closely related to huckleberry, cranberry and American blueberry. While the dark fruit is a rich source of antioxidant anthocyanosides, bilberry leaf also offers free radical-scavenging compounds, including catechins, hydroxycinnamic acids, flavonols and proanthocyanidins. As with the delicious fruit, bilberry leaf is employed in the nutraceutical, food and cosmetic industries.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originAlbania
active compoundsChlorogenic acid, quercetin, arbutin, resveratrol, hyperoside, kaempferol, gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, neochlorogenic acid, and ferulic acid.
plant part usedleaf
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container away from heat, direct sunlight and humidity.
appearance & aromaLeafy, with a fresh, grassy fragrance.
flavor profileLeafy, with a fresh, grassy fragrance.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInclude bilberry leaf powder in water-based skin washes. Infuse in oil for use in making soaps, salves, skin creams and lotions. A strong infusion of bilberry may be used as an eye wash, especially when combined with eyebright.
culinaryAdd bilberry leaf powder to tea blends. The powder may also be added to green smoothies.
wellnessEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
industrialBilberry leaf is used in the supplement industry, as well as in the skin care market.
safetyBilberry is considered safe for most people with moderate use. However, the herb should not be taken in large amounts or long-term. It may also interact with anti-diabetes medications, blood-thinners and, in particular, the chemotherapy drug erlotinib (Tarceval). Consult with your health care practitioner if you have concerns.

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