There is very little information (that I can find) about Bilberry Leaf that can be shown to be speaking of the leaf and not the fruit. However, in the herbal world, we know that the best time to pick the leaf of a plant is before it flowers or produces fruit as that is the season in which the energy is highest in the leaf. We also know, however, that in the essential oil world at least, the properties of the leaf, flower, and fruit are very different but related. Bilberry, leaf and berries, in any dosage are completely without toxic side effects!
Why have we used Bilberry Leaf instead of fruit in these formulas? Part of the reason, I suppose, is because that is the traditional use established in the last century by truly amazing herbal practitioners such as Dr. Christopher, and because the leaves are water soluble and make such nice teas or tinctures. Bilberry is related to Hawthorn and the leaves of Hawthorn have many similar characteristics to the berries while having some distinctive features of their own. The formulas in which Bilberry Leaf is used here are mostly for pancreatic function. As always, I would consider adding berries to my diet at the same time, perhaps in jams and juices and as dried fruits.
1 oz – $11.52
|8 oz – $59.12||16 oz – $104.00|
PART USED: Leaf
PROPERTIES: Tonic, Diaphoretic, Sudorific, Febrifuge, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Integumentary (skin), Endocrine/Glandular (adrenals, pancreas), Eyes, Digestive
POSSIBLE USES: skin problems, wound healing, vision problems, pancreatic health, blood sugar problems, cellular integrity throughout the body, vein health
INGREDIENT IN: HGL, LC, LIC, PF