Bilberry or Any Other Berry Is Good For The Eyes..

The bilberry is kin to the blueberry.

I suffer with Glaucoma and while my eye specialist said no supplements will help my vision, he also said any berries have strong antioxidants in them, and are good for the vision, especially in helping macular degeneration.

This berry is kin to the blueberry, and is called by several other names, one being huckleberry. This berry grows in the US, Europe, and Canada. These berries help to prevent or heal fragile capillaries and other small blood vessels, and that improves blood flow. 


Different uses of the bilberry.

This berry is used to treat cataracts. If someone lives long enough they have a good chance of developing cataracts, about 90% to be exact. Cataracts materialize different for each individual.

They can effect one eye or both, and even progress at different rates in each eye. They're pretty unpredictable.

The berry contains bioflavonoids which aid in the removal of chemicals from the retina of the eye. It's been said during World War 11, that Royal Air Force pilots snacked on bilberry jam sandwiches before night missions to help sharpen their vision.

In one study by taking the berry extract, plus vitamin E, it stopped progression of cataract formation in 48 out of 50 patients with age related cataracts. Around 40 Mg to 80 Mg extract 3 times a day will do.

Other supplements that can help are:

  • Vitamin A, C, E, and Selenium. 
  • At 3 Grams a day Copper promotes healing and slows up growth of cataracts. 
  • Riboflavin (B 2) deficiency has been linked to cataracts. Take supplements.
  • Zinc also promotes healing and slows growth. 50 Mg a day will do.

Bilberry is used for Glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a condition where increased pressure or intraocular pressure is built up within the eye due to an improper flow of fluids that cannot drain. Around 2,000,000 Americans are affected and it is the major cause of blindness among adults.

(I have it. Have your eyes checked each year for signs, because if not caught in time you will lose sight, and you won't regain it.)

Each one that has Glaucoma will have to take prescribed eye drops. There're also helpful supplements that strengthen the eye and some even lower eye pressure.

  • Take Bilberry to assist in collagen metabolism. Several 240 Mg to 480 Mg a day in tablets will help. 

Other supplements are:

  • Ginkgo reduces intraocular pressure. 40 Mg to 80 Mg three times daily.
  • Magnesium reduces pressure on the eye. Take 200 to 600 Mg daily. 
  • Vitamin C greatly reduces pressure. If you can tolerate it, take as much as you can. Start with 3,000 Mg and increase to 10,000 Mg in divided doses daily.  
  • Chromium promotes health of eye muscles, especially in diabetics. This is taken in Micro-grams, between 200 and 400 a day. 
  • Vitamin B helps reduce stress on the nervous system, by taking 50 Mg several times a day with meals.


Bilberry is used to help Macular Degeneration.

This is a serious eye disorder where the macula, a tiny portion of the retina in the back of the eye is damaged, causing blindness in the central vision while leaving peripheral vision intact. Around 13,000,000 Americans have this in some stage of development.

The most helpful supplements are:

  • Bilbery strengthens and reinforces the collagen in the retina. Take capsules, and follow instructions. As my eye specialist said, anything that says berries on them are great for this disease. Berries are loaded with antioxidants.

 Other supplements are:

  • Taking Ginkgo reduces the risk of even developing  Macular Degeneration. Take 120 Mg extract a day. 
  • Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium help to fight damage to the eye. Take recommended doses of each one. 
  • Bilbery is also use to prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) The same steps above are to be taken for this disease. By consuming this berry, you're getting a two for one prevention. 

Bilberry is used to heal hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

For hemorrhoids, this berry has been shown in a number of studies to strengthen vein walls. It contains powerful anthocyanosides, which improve circulation. Other helpful supplements are:

  • Calcium helps clotting and prevents cancer of the colon. 
  • Vitamin C promotes healing and blood clotting also. Take 3,000 to 5,000 Mg a day.
  • For varicose veins take Bilberry to strengthen vein walls.
  • Zinc promotes health veins.  
  • Fiber builds bulk in the stool to prevent straining during bowel movement.

Side effects of this berry.

When taken as directed no side effects were noted. Although fresh berries may give diarrhea. There's some controversy over Bilberry interacting with prescription medicine. There's not much to act on but monitor blood sugar if you're a diabetic and also have your blood checked if taking a blood thinner. Just to be safe.

Our last page was on the benefits and side effects of licorice and our next is about ginseng. Hope page from bilberry.

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