Product: Bilberry Leaf Tincture
Latin Name: Vaccinium myrtillus syn. Vaccinium myrtillus oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum.
Plant Family: Ericaceae
Other Names: Bilberry, European Blueberry, Blaeberry, Black Whortles, Whinberry, Trackleberry. Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Airelle, Arándano, Bleaberry, Brimbelle, Dyeberry, Gueule Noire, Mauret, Myrtille, Swedish Bilberry & Whortleberry.
Description: Our Bilberry Leaf tincture is an infused alcoholic solution, at a ratio of 1:5 (25% alcohol). Bilberry is a native of Europe, northern Asia and North America; it is a perennial deciduous shrub growing up to 30 cm. The leaves are oval and finely toothed with a leathery look, starting out with a pinkish tinge then turning yellowy-green finally turning red in the autumn. The flowers are waxy white to pale pink and bell-shaped and hang beneath the new leaves. The blue-black berries are round, with a flat top.
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SUGGESTED USEVeterinary herbalists sometimes prescribe bilberry extract for eye problems in pets. A wash can be made for the skin by added a few drops of bilberry leaf tincture to water; the wash can be used to clean wounds. The tincture can be added to lotions, creams and salves for the skin.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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