(Vaccinium spp.)
extracted by tincture in food grade alcohol

Antioxidant / Opthalmicum / Hemostatic

Plant Description/History: Native to the western North America, also known as Bilberry, the Huckleberry is a low growing shrub and are found along mountain roads on the upward slopes and steeper banks along creeks.

Constituents-Chemicals & Nutrients: Tannins, sugars, glucoquinone. The fruits contain pigments (anthocyanidin), flavonoids, glycoside (arbutin, myrtillin, ericolin), pectin, carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin C and iron.

Indications: For visual problems, Huckleberries increase circulation to the eyes and help in a wide range of eye diseases. The berries can be especially helpful to computer workers, drivers, pilots, sports professionals and air traffic controllers. The berries have also been known to aid in the reduction of cataract formation. Several studies have shown Huckleberry to improve eyesight and increase ocular blood supply in 75% of patients. It improved nearsightedness after 5 months of regular use while an 83% improvement in visual acuity was recorded after only 15 days.

Huckleberry is used in Europe before surgery to prevent excessive bleeding and hemorrhaging. A recent German medical journal reports Huckleberry effective in reducing excessive bleeding by 71%. The fruit contains anthocyanosides, a type of bioflavonoid, which cause the deep blue-red color of the berries. These anthocyanosides protect the vascular system by strengthening the capillary walls. This produces many of the secondary benefits such as lowering blood pressure, reducing clots, reducing varicosities and bruising, reversing poor blood supply and improving blood supply to the nervous system.

Huckleberrys have been ranked higher in activity than vitamins E and C by Dr. Pierre Braquet, a well-known phytochemical researcher. This is due to the anthocyanosides of Huckleberry, which may vary in amounts from one variety to another. Anthocyanosides have been proven to be one of the more powerful antioxidants, preventing free radical damage to collagen and collagenous tissue, making it one of the most important agents to treat diseases such as osteoarthristis, gout, and periodontal diseases.

Dosage for Adults:
For a powerful antioxidant to treat gout, osteoarthritis, and periodontal diseases - Take 2 teaspoons daily.

Warnings: Although moderate amounts of Huckleberries are used to treat diarrhea, large amounts of the berries are laxative. Huckleberry is safe for use during pregnancy and may even be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of associated varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Note: This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of this extract is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this tincture.