April 29, 2016

Bog Bilberry

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What other names is Bog Bilberry known by?

Airelle Bleue, Airelle des Marais, Airelle des Marécages, Airelle Noire, Arándano Negro, Embrune, Fausse Myrtille, Moosbeere, Myrtille de Marais, Orcette, Vaccinium gaultherioides, Vaccinium occidentale, Vaccinium uliginosum, Western-Huckleberry.

What is Bog Bilberry?

Bog bilberry is a plant. The dried, ripe fruit is used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse bog bilberry with bilberry fruit or bilberry leaf.

People take bog bilberry tea for diarrhea, bladder problems, and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the stomach and the intestines.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Swelling of the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Bladder problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bog bilberry for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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