By: Brent M Miesse
Bilberry has long had a history of use, especially in Europe, where it is considered a standard treatment for improving visual acuity.
Scientific interest in Bilberry was first aroused during World War II when the British Royal Air Force Pilots reported improved eyesight when taking Bilberry prior to night flights. Bilberry helps eyes adapt more quickly to darkness or exposure to sudden glare. Bilberry anthocyanosides stimulate the production of rhodopsin (visual purple) in the retina of the eye.
Using the old Indian herb Eyebright with Beta-Carotene and Lutein, the eyes do many nice things for a lot of people. Lutein helps many who suffer from macular degeneration, a problem that comes often to those more mature folks. Vision is one of many wonderful gifts that are God given and much abused. Diets high in sweets and caffeine often effect vision and those who use drugs are often over medicated and this effects vision also.
Another herb that the North American Indians used for their eyes was the herb called Greasewood. This great herb being rich in organic sodium, potassium and selenium helps vision, cleansing of nerve pathways and blood vascular supplies. The early settlers believed it to be more than a vision support; they believed and used it to grow hair on bald heads.
So if you are having issues with vision, you might want to consider taking these herbs. Nature has always provided wonderful herbs and foods that cover and support our body’s functions. Consider your vision support herbs today.