The European whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); also, its edible bluish black fruit.
Any similar plant or its fruit; esp., in America, the species Vaccinium myrtilloides, Vaccinium cæspitosum and Vaccinium uliginosum.
A small, purple-blue fruit of an evergreen shrub, native to North Africa. It can be still found in those parts, in the wild while 75% of the global amount, originates from North Africa. The fruit of "Vaccinium myrtillus" can be eaten raw, added to a stuffing for pies or added to desserts.
An herb (Vaccinium corymbosum) (V. myrtillus). Bilberry is a perennial shrub that has long been used throughout Holland, Germany and Scandinavia for its health promoting effects. Numerous clinical studies have shown that bilberry contains active ingredients which affect proper eye function. Bilberries are particularly rich in the red pigment antioxidants called anthocyanosides. Studies revealed that the anthocyanosides bind to capillaries, which are found extensively in the eyes and help maintain their integrity, reduce their fragility and promote their repair.
The Bilberry plant is closely related to blueberries and currants, all of which belong to the genus "Vaccinium". The whole fruits from these plants contain important tannins as well as vitamins A and C. The specific activity of Bilberry comes from concentrated fruit pigments called anthocyanins which have a specific strengthening effect on the walls of the vascular system.
erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries
blue-black berries similar to American blueberries
European version of the American blueberry with known anti-inflammatory qualities, promotes good vision and prevents a number of vision problems.
Native to Old World
a shrub up to 60 centimetres tall found growing on upland moors and in some types of woodland. It has edible black berries.
Another common name for some low ericaceous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is related to blueberry. The origin of its common name may be from the Danish word bollebar, or “dark berry.” Being a darker fruit, bilberry is a source of antioxidant flavonoids and anthocyanins, which may support the body against oxidative stress.
an herbal extract that typically contains 25% anthocyanosides as active components; historically used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Vaccinium myrtillus Berries Vasopr- otective, antioxidant, anti inflammatory, astringent
( Ericaceae) Thriving on moors and in moist undergrowth, this fruit contains a high concentration of anti-oxidants. Combined with blueberry and cranberry, it helps protect lips from the environment in five rich formulas: Lip Liner, Lip Glaze, Lip Replenishment, Lip Color Concentrate and Lip Color Sheer.
As A Treatment"...The major medicinal compounds in bilberries are the flavonoids, especially the anthocyanosides..."
These are the berrys of the in Europe wild growing bilberry plant, mostly the fruits are of the size of a pea and the colour is blue-black. Today you can also see it growing in gardens (garden bilberry). Rich in vitamins A, B and C, used as juice as well as syrup and nectar. Fresh fruit is also used to decorate Cobblers and Claret cups or punch, another word for it is blueberry, french Myrtilles.
Bilberry is a name given to several species of low-growing shrubs in the genus Vaccinium (family Ericaceae) that bear tasty fruits. The species most often referred to is Vaccinium myrtillus L., also known as blaeberry, whortleberry, whinberry (or winberry), myrtle blueberry, fraughan, and probably other names regionally. They were called black-hearts in 19th century southern England, according to Thomas Hardy's 1878 novel, The Return of the Native, (pg. 311, Oxford World's Classics edition).