Metaphysical Properties of Bilberry Leaf
Other Names: Huckleberry, Whortleyberry, Hurtleberry
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Luck, Love
Folklore and Uses
Used for Protection
The dried leaves may be powdered and sprinkled around the edges of a household or burned as an incense to protect the occupants from evil and to drive away negativity
Used as incense to generate luck and facilitate the acquisition of material desires or wealth.
If you place the leaves in a pouch or juju bag and carry it while traveling to protect yourself from harm.
When worn next to your skin, it is said to quash nearly all forms of psychological attacks.
Placing some bilberry fruit or the leaves of the plant around the entrances to your home can prevent malign influences from entering.
Bilberry can also be used in spells or rituals to attract love or success.
Bilberry is used in Lughnasadh festivals. It is associated with Protection, Luck, Happiness. It is an astringent, diuretic, tonic, antiseptic, antibacterial.
The leaves contain glucoquinones, which reduce the levels of sugar in the blood. The skin of the fruits contains anthocyanin and is specific in the treatment of hemeralopia (day-blindness). The fruit is a rich source of anthocyanosides, which have been shown experimentally to dilate the blood vessel.
Bilberry jam was given to Royal Air Force pilots flying nighttime maneuvers during World War II. It accelerated the regeneration of retinol purple, known as visual purple, a substance that is required for good eyesight. European medical journals are filled with studies confirming bilberry’s positive effect on vision.