Bilberries are one of the best herbs for the eyes and eyesight. They also strengthen the veins and capillaries, so are used for fragile and varicose veins.
The leaves are healing too, being effective for urinary tract infections and helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
Description: A short deciduous shrub with green twigs, pink flowers and bluish-black berries.
Habitat: Heathland, moors and woods with acid soils.
Distribution: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the north-west and south of England.