Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) has a long medicinal history in Europe, having been used to treat a range of ailments. During World War 2 British pilots allegedly noted that Bilberry jam before a flight dramatically improved night vision. Taken orally, bilberry is believed to assist eyesight and night vision, and it may also be useful in treating cataracts and retinal disorders. Bilberry has a beneficial effect on blood circulation and has antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine actions. Tea brewed from dried bilberry can also soothe a sore throat!