Latin name: Vaccinium myrtillus
Genus: Heather family, heather family
Common names: Blueberry, handleberry, blackberry

Plant description blueberry

Plant description: Small subshrub with ovate, coarse leaves. The bell-shaped, spherical and green to reddish flowers change over the summer to the familiar blue-black berries.
Flowering time: May to June
Origin: Widespread in forests and on heathland in Europe.

Plant parts used medicinally

The fruits and the leaves.


Tannin, flavonoids, minerals, fruit acids, vitamins. According to the latest findings, the blue dye myrtillin from the berries is said to do that Bacterial growth inhibit.

Healing effects and uses of the bilberry

Blueberries are in dried state a frequently used one Diarrhea medicine, especially with summer diarrhea, even in children. In contrast, fresh blueberries have a light effect laxative.

The blueberry leaves have an effect in folk medicine mild diabetes attributed, but is scientific Not proven.

Preparation of the blueberry

3 heaping tablespoons dried blueberries Pour ½ l of cold water over it, heat to a boil, boil for 10 minutes and strain. You add a pinch of salt and drink it Tea in 3 servings throughout the day.

You can also consume 2 to 3 tablespoons of dried berries, although the tea mentioned above works better. You can also use the Scroll prepare a tea, which also with Diarrhea can be used:

Pour ¼ l of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried leaves, cover and let stand for a quarter of an hour, then strain. Drink a cup 3 times a day.

Blueberry leaves must never be used as a substitute for drug therapy (e.g. mixed with bean husks) diabetes can be used. Corresponding effect is not established.

side effect

Both Berry no side effects are expected. Both Scroll side effects can occur with extreme overdose.