Astringent / diuretic commonly used for urinary tract infections, gout, blood sugar levels and more.
A tea of blueberry leaves is astringent and diuretic and can be used to treat urinary tract infections where it will have an antiseptic effect. Blueberry leaves also help inhibit uric acid formation, making it useful in gout. Blueberry's leaves are often used, along with those of its cousin bilberry, in Europe to help lower or regulate blood sugar in diabetics. Blueberry leaves have no known toxicity, and can be used for long periods of time on a regular basis.
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