Bilberries are the plants of the Vaccinium family. In Georgia there are four types of Vaccinium available: Vaccinium Myrtillus, Vaccinium Uliginosum, Vaccinium Vitis-idea and Vaccinium Arctostaphylos. LLC Caucasan is offering its customers dried Vaccinium Myrtillus fruits and leaves.
Bilberries have been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments that have excellent antioxidant properties. They scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, helping prevent or reverse damage to cells. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent a number of long-term illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant.
The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. What distinguishes the blackberry from its raspberry relatives is whether or not the torus (receptacle or stem) "picks with" (i.e., stays with) the fruit. When picking a blackberry fruit, the torus does stay with the fruit. With a raspberry, the torus remains on the plant, leaving a hollow core in the raspberry fruit.
The usually black fruit is not a berry in the botanical sense of the word. Botanically it is termed an aggregate fruit, composed of small drupelets. It is a widespread and well-known group of over 375 species. The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles.
Though blackberries are being cultivated, as with other products, LLC Caucasan offers customers the fruit and dried leaves of the uncultivated variety of Rubus Fruticosus that can be found in Georgian wilderness.
Raspberry – Rubus Idaeus – are generally perennial plants which bear biennial stems from a perennial root system. The fruit is red, edible, and sweet but tart-flavoured, produced in summer or early autumn; in botanical terminology, it is not a berry at all, but an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets around a central core.
The plant is naturally high in magnesium, potassium, iron and b-vitamins which make it helpful for nausea, leg cramps, and improving sleep. A strong raspberry leaf tea or tincture will sooth sunburn, eczema, and rashes when used externally. Swishing with a tincture or infusion of Raspberry Leaf is great for the gums and can help alleviate the symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease.
The high concentration of Vitamin C in Raspberry Leaf makes it great during illness and is used as a base for homemade energy drinks.
As a wild plant, Rubus idaeus typically grows in forests, forming open stands under a tree canopy, and denser stands in clearings. LLC Caucasan offers its clients dried leaves of Rubus Idaeus