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  • Original and distribution of bilberry name

    The bilberry we are talking about is European Bilberry.It also has many  scientific names including : myrtle blueberry, whortleberry, winberry, whinberry, wimberry, huckleberry, fraughan (in Irish).,etc. In 19th century, the famous Thomas Hardy gave it the name” black-hearts” in his “The Return of the Native”. In America, bilberry is called "huckleberries", but in some other countries, it is mistranslated as "blueberry" and this  really caused a confusion in the names of species.

    62 reader ┊Catlog: Bilberry Overview ┊Publish Time: 2012-9-3


  • Original and distribution of bilberry name

    The bilberry we are talking about is European Bilberry.It also has many  scientific names including : myrtle blueberry, whortleberry, winberry, whinberry, wimberry, huckleberry, fraughan (in Irish).,etc. In 19th century, the famous Thomas Hardy gave it the name” black-hearts” in his “The Return of the Native”. In America, bilberry is called "huckleberries", but in some other countries, it is mistranslated as "blueberry" and this  really caused a confusion in the names of species.

    0 reader ┊Catlog: Bilberry Overview ┊Publish Time: 2012-9-3


  • Cultivation of bilberry

    Bilberry can be found in the heaths and woods of northern Europe, in parts of western Asia, and in the Rockies of western North America. It’s extremely difficult to grow and are thus seldom cultivated. Fruits are mostly collected from wild plants growing on publicly accessible lands, notably Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, parts of England, Alpine countries...

    69 reader ┊Catlog: Bilberry Overview ┊Publish Time: 2012-8-1


  • Anthocyanins and bilberry extracts: role in eye function

    Anthocyanins are the largest group of water-soluble pigments extracted from many plants, especially in bilberry ,depending on the pH, they may appear red, purple, or blue ,they are known as flavonoids...

    140 reader ┊Catlog: Bilberry and Anthocyanidin ┊Publish Time: 2012-8-1


  • Analysis Method of Anthocyanidins (European Method)

    To about 10mg(M), accurately weighed, add 60ml of 2w/v% hydrochloric acid Methanol solution and heat under a reflux condendenser on a water bath for 30minutes , Cool to room temperature, then diluting to volume with 2w/v% hydrochloric acid Methanol solution to 100ml  exactly. Then take 10ml of this solution, dilute with 2w/v% hydrochloric acid Methanol solution to 100ml exactly.

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  • Side Effects of Bilberry

    Bilberry is a small perennial shrub bearing dark-blue to black wrinkled berries closely related to cranberries, huckleberries and blueberries. And bilberry extract is widely used in cosmetics ,food supplement ,medicine as well as beverage industry as a natural ingredient that has been known for its avariety of benefits...

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  • How to eat bilberry?

    Bilberries, which look similar to blueberries, are edible berries commonly grown in Europe. Bilberries have many health benefits and can be taken in the form of a capsule or extract that widely used in dietary supplement or cosmetics beverage, and fresh or dried bilberries can be used in foodstuffs. 

    50 reader ┊Catlog: Bilberry Overview ┊Publish Time: 2012-7-26


  • What’s the difference between bilberry and blueberry

    Bilberries and blueberries look very similar, and some people confused with them.But ,actually there are some easy ways to take them apart ....Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium (a genus which also includes cranberries and bilberries). Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common.Bilberry is related to several species of low-growing shrubs in the genus vaccinium ,bearing edible berries.The species most often referred to is vaccinium myrtillus L., but there are several ...

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  • Does bilberry improve vision?

    We know that visual problems are always related to the blood circulation of the eyes.Many studies have shown that in order to increase blood flow to the eyes, eating bilberries is effective. Poor blood circulation in the eyes can result in eyesight problems and or put a person at great risk of eye diseases such as retinal damage. Good blood circulation to the eyes is necessary to keep the vision from being damaged. This is exactly what bilberry does. Bilberry is rich of anthocyanosides, which are precisely what the connective tissue needs for promoting the blood flow.

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  • What is bilberry?

    Bilberry is any of several species of low-growing shrubs in the genus vaccinium ,bearing edible berries.The species most often referred to is vaccinium myrtillus L., however there are several other closely related species,including blaeberry, whortleberry , (ground) hurts, whinberry,myrtle blueberry and fraughan. The fruit of the bilberry is more black than blue in color and grows on a single stem, unlike the blueberry which grows in clusters...

    79 reader ┊Catlog: Bilberry Overview ┊Publish Time: 2012-7-25