Blueberries are part of the so-called “berries”. They are small in size, are characteristic for the intense aroma and the color they give to the juice and give a particularly sweet taste!
They are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A and C and bioflavonoids. They are also a source of anthocyanosides, or those substances responsible for the reduction of capillary permeability.
The action of these pigments combined with that of vitamin A acts directly on the retina of the eyes and improves, in particular, the night vision.
In the berries there are also tannins, or natural substances that have an antidiarrheal action. They also decrease the pain and intestinal spasms related to colitis.
The anti-diarrheal action is further supported by anti-ancients by their antibacterial support at the intestinal level. Finally, in addition to helping eyesight, they strengthen the immune system, improve diuresis and blood circulation.
The decoction is also a good gut disinfectant. We recommend to those suffering from diabetes the infusion of 1 tablespoon of dried leaves, let stand for a few minutes in 250 ml of boiling water and subsequently filtered. A couple of cups a day.
In case of hemorrhoids, boil 20 gr of leaves in 1 liter of water for 1-2 minutes. Leave to stand for 10 minutes and rinse the painful part.
The price of blueberries on the market is quite high, like other berries. Also for this reason you can hypothesize to start a cultivation of this fruit in your garden or on your balcony.
Generally no great care is required. On the contrary this plant (which presents itself with oval leaves) needs a fresh soil with a basically acidic and always moist substratum. It tolerates rigid climates well. Little fits with hot temperatures.
The best cultivation water would be rainwater, as it is without limestone.
Flowering occurs in spring and summer. The fruit is a roundish berry, as big as a small berry, dark-bluish-black in color. The plant can reach half a meter high.
They come essentially from North America and Europe. It grows quite frequently in the Alpine and Apennine areas. It is possible to find it in the hills, when the 2000 meters of altitude are exceeded