Published April 23, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Myrtilli fructus, bilberry, blueberry.
Bilberry consists of the dried, ripe fruit of Vaccinium myrtillus L. [Fam. Ericaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains tannins, anthocyanins, and flavonoid glycosides.
Nonspecific, acute diarrhea.
Local therapy of mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of mouth and throat.
Daily dosage 20 - 60 g. External:
10 percent decoction; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Dried drug for infusions, as well as other galenical preparations for internal use and local application.
If diarrhea persists for more than 3 - 4 days, consult a physician.