Simple Herbal Extracts | Blueberry Leaf

Name

Blueberry Leaf

Botanical Name

Vaccinium corymbosum

Part Used

leaf

Contraindications

None*

Traditional Information*

Blueberry has a long history of use for diabetes. It contains myrtillin which lowers blood sugar levels.It is best used in conjunction with insulin, under a practitionerís supervision. Blueberry leaf also acts as a mild diuretic astringent and urinary antiseptic for UTIís in people with alkaline urine.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.