Other names: Whortleberry, huckleberry
Source: Woods and forests meadows of Europe; commonly wild harvested.
Parts utilized: Fruit (berries)
Forms available: Capsules, tablets, some products are standardized to 25 percent anthocyanosides.
Common uses: Narrowing of the arteries, diarrhea, bruises, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, mouth and throat inflammation, eye conditions such as night blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
Warning: May interact with anticoagulant drugs.