Solaray Guaranteed Potency Blueberry Leaf Extract 100 mg.
The blueberry's medicinal properties have long been valued by herbalists. They have recommended that tea brewed from blueberries be used to prevent kidney or bladder stones, or as a gargle to ease mouth sores. This was also recommended for a diabetes remedy and to relieve the miseries of diarrhea and bladder irritation.
Chlorogenic acid found in the leaves of the blueberry plant, may act as an anti-microbial agent. Derivatives of chlorogenic acid displayed antiviral and antibacterial properties against herpes simplex virus and Escherichia coli respectively. Chlorogenic acid has been shown to inhibit RNA-dependent DNA polymerase (an enzyme needed for viral replication). Blueberry leaf extract has been helpful in the treatment of retroviruses, Human immuno-Deficiency virus). The ability of chlorogenic acid to stop free radical processes, makes it an effective antioxidant.
In a study that artificially induced diabetes in rats, dried extracts of blueberry leaf were administered orally for 4 days. Plasma levels of glucose were shown to consistently drop approximately 26% at two different stages of diabetes. It is speculated that chlorogenic acid inhibits the action of the enzymes responsible for hepatic glucose production and /or output into the bloodstream. This inhibition may be useful for the reduction of inappropriately high rates of glucose output often found in non-insulin-dependent diabetes. Interestingly, in the same experiment cited above, chlorogenic acid also exhibited blood lipid lowering properties. When administered in a single dose, extracts of blueberry were effective in lowering triglyceride concentrations in both normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic animals.
The extracts of blueberry may prove to be a viable alternative or adjunct to conventional treatments for microbial infections, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
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