Huckleberries are small and round and they can be found in blue, crimson, and purple or in very dark blue colour. These berries can be very sweet to taste or even sour.
These berries belong to the family Ericaceae and are not only good to taste, but, are also useful for medicinal purposes. Huckleberries are high in vitamins, and contain around 22 IU of vitamin A. They also contain high amounts of vitamin B and vitamin C.
Huckleberries also contain potassium which is useful for carrying out different functions in the body; the major being regulation of water balance.
As the berries have high amounts of vitamin C, consuming those help in boosting the immune system and keeping infectious diseases at bay. They also help in prevention of heart and eye diseases.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C also acts to protect the cells against the damaging effects of free radicals; and helps prevent premature skin wrinkling. The tea made from dried huckleberry leaves proves helpful in case of poor starch digestion.
Being a good source of vitamin B, huckleberry supports and speeds up the metabolism rate, keeps skin and muscle tone healthy.
It improves immune system function, promotes cell growth and division and helps in preventing pancreatic cancer.
Huckleberry is used in a number of circulatory problems, including venous insufficiency, angina, thrombosis and varicose veins.
Treatment with Huckleberry supplements may keep your heart healthy by improving blood flow to the heart.
This herbal supplement also helps keep your blood vessels strong and may help reduce your risk of developing atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty plaques accumulate along the inside of your blood vessels.
Europeans have used Huckleberry for thousands of years to treat diarrhoea also applying Huckleberry extract directly inside the mouth treats mild soreness in the throat and mouth.