Thursday, January 14, 2010

Benefits of Bilberry

Benefits of Bilberry
Atherosclerosis and high blood pressure
With a well deserved reputation in the treatment of eye disease, bilberry has significant potential benefits for cardiovascular disease as well.

It is rich in anthocyanosides which help it prevent the damage to the interior of blood vessel that allows narrowing to begin.

Bilberry inhibits atherosclerosis, protects the heart during exertion, decreases inflammation and strengthens artery walls – all of which means that bilberry does for blood vessel.

Bilberry’s component anthocyanoside is an active blood sugar reducer. It is weaker than insulin but les toxic. This herb has beneficial effects on many problems that arise due to diabetes.

Bilberry contains tannins that “tan” the interior lining of the intestines, keeping them from transporting water into the stool. Over the course of one or two days, this action relieves mild diarrhea.

Eye disorders
The anthocyanins in bilberry have potent antioxidant properties that can protect capillaries from free radical damage.

Because capillary damage is the primary factors in a number of eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts, bilberry extracts are often promoted as a source of protection.

Gout, inflammatory joint disease and rheumatoid arthritis
Anthocyanosides in bilberry, have a collagen stabilizing action.

Collagen is the most abundant protein of the body and is destroyed as a result of gout, inflammatory joint disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Anthocyanins prevent collagen destruction. They prevent the release and synthesis of compounds that promote inflammation.

They have been proven to have beneficial effects on collagen metabolism on many ways.

Peptic ulcer
In animal studies, cyanidins from bilberry counteract the formation of peptic ulcers caused by alcohol, allergy, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents and stress.

Research has shown that bilberry and blueberry certain complex carbohydrates that keep E. coli bacteria from adhering to the linings of the bladder and the intestine, E. coli is often responsible for prostatitis.
Benefits of Bilberry

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