Blueberry – Natural Help With Diarrhea

Due to the tannins and pectins contained in the blueberry, it relieves diarrheal diseases. Its leaves are used in folk medicine to treat high blood pressure.

Blueberry: Application and medicinal properties

Dried blueberries are used in folk medicine for diarrhea. This effect is confirmed by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Commission E). Blueberries can also help with the local therapy of inflammation of the mouth and throat.

The ingredients in the leaves of the blueberry are said to have a blood-sugar-lowering effect. However, this has not yet been proven. In addition, prolonged consumption of blueberry leaves can lead to symptoms of poisoning.

Active ingredients contained in the blueberry

Tannins, anthocyanins, flavone glycosides, and numerous vitamins in the fruit
In the leaves also iridoids, phenolic acids, and alkaloids (small amounts)


The blueberry is a deciduous subshrub. It is characteristic that it is heavily branched. It grows between 20 and 50 centimeters high and has green, angular, winged branches. The leaves have a short stalk, and a finely serrated edge and are egg-shaped. There are both green and red flowers that bloom from April to August. The fruit can be picked from July to September. It tastes sweet and is blue-black in color when ripe.


The blueberry can be found in the forests of northern and central Europe. Cultivated blueberries are grown almost worldwide.

Other names of the blueberry

Blueberry, Blackberry, Mulberry

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Written by Crystal Nelson

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