Bilberries have been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. Bilberry fruits have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally (directly or as tea or liqueur) for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and diabetes. Herbal supplements of V. myrtillus (bilberry) on the market are used for circulatory problems, as vision aids, and to treat diarrhea and other conditions.
Here’s a recipe for a simple bilberry smoothie:
- 1 cup of bilberries
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup of yogurt.
Whizz in a blender. Add honey and/or lemon juice to taste.