Uses and Purposes
Blueberries have a very high amount of Gallic acid. Witch Hazel also has a high amount of Gallic acid. I used a combination of witch hazel and blueberries to make the stain on the coat of my mole.
Native Americans used the blueberries in a tea for their aroma to help relax women during childbirth.
Tea made from the leaves of the blueberry plants also was believed to be a useful tonic for purifying blood.
Physical and Chemical properties
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Native American Woman with Child