Myrtillus

(USAN)

💊 Chemical information

Baccae Myrtilli; Bilberry; Blåbär (bilberry fruit); Blaeberry; Borůvkový plod; Fekete áfonya termés (bilberry fruit); Heidelbeere; Huckleberry; Hurtleberry; Me˙lyniu uogos, džiovintos Whortleberry.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur.. US includes Powdered Bilberry Extract.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Bilberry Fruit, Dried; Dried Bilberry BP 2008; Bilberry Fruit, Fresh; Fresh Bilberry BP 2008). The ripe fruit of Vac cinium myrtillus. It has a sweet and slightly astringent taste. The dried fruit contains a minimum of 1.0% of tannins, expressed as pyrogallol, calculated with reference to the dried drug. The fresh or frozen fruit contains a minimum of 0.30% of anthocyanins, expressed as cyanidin-3-glucoside chloride (chrysanthemin, C 21 H 21 ClO 11 = 484.8), calculated with reference to the dried drug. The frozen fruit should be stored at or below −18°.

💊 Profile

Myrtillus has diuretic and astringent properties. It has been used for ophthalmic and circulatory disorders and for diarrhoea.

Homoeopathy.

Myrtillus has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Vaccinium myrtillus; Vac. myrt.

💊 Preparations

Ph. Eur.: Fresh Bilberry Fruit Dry Extract, Refined and Standardised.

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Mirtilene Forte†; Austral.: Herbal Eye Care Formula†; Braz.: Miralis; Ger.: Difrarel; Indon.: Lanavision; Ital.: Alcodin; Angiorex†; Mirtilene Forte; Retinol†; Tegens; Malaysia: Natberry; Pol.: Bilberin; Fibs; Port.: Difrarel; Tegens; Varison†; Rus.: Mirtilene Forte (Миртилене Форте); Switz.: Myrtaven. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Bilberry Plus; Bilberry Plus Eye Health; Bioglan Pygno-Vite; Bioglan Vision-Eze; Extralife Eye-Care; Extralife Leg-Care; Herbal PMS Formula†; Prophthal†; Pykno†; St Mary’s Thistle Plus; Austria: Amersan; Braz.: Antomiopic†; Chile: Gingo-Ther†; Cz.: Amersan; Diabetan; Diabeticka Cajova Smes-Megadiabetin; Tormentan; Urcyston Planta; Fr.: Diacure; Difrarel; Difrarel E; Flebior; Klorane Shampooing Antipelliculaire; Stomargil; Ger.: Salus Augenschutz-Kapseln NA†; Hung.: Difrarel E; Indon.: Berry Vision; Bioretin; Eyevit; Lanavision; Lanavision Plus; Lutevision; Lutevision Extra; Matase; Matovit; Matovit Fifty; Nuvision; Oculex; Opibright; Optha-LL; Optimax; Visivit; Vita-Vision; Vitop; Israel: Opti-safe; Ital.: Alvear con Ginseng; Angiorex Complex; Angioton; Api Baby; Bebimix; Biolactine; Capill; Dermilia Flebozin; Evamilk; Flebo-Si; Flebofort; Levital Plus; Lipaven; Memovisus†; Mirtilene; Mirtilux; Neomyrt Plus; Nerex; Pik Gel; Promix 3†; Retinovit; Rivuclin; Tussol; Ultravisin; Varicofit; Malaysia: Natberry Extra; Natberry Plus; Neth.: Difrarel; Pol.: Biovision; Pelogel; Reumosol; Rus.: Strix (Стрикс); Spain: Antomiopic†; Mirtilus; UK: Se-Power.
Published May 08, 2019.