Bilberries have been considered a natural medicine in Europe for thousands of years and are used to treat dysentery. The tannins present in the fruit are what is known to help reduce intestinal inflammation. Anthoncyanocides are a plant pigment found in bilberries that have powerful antioxidant properties. They scavenge free radicals in the body helping prevent or reverse cell damage due to aging.
Bilberries are often used in Europe to help control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
The antioxidants found in bilberries have been proven to help maintain good eyesight.