Relief from Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is a familiar staple on many Thanksgiving tables. It is high in Vitamins C and A, niacin, flavonoids, calcium and potassium and very high in phosphorus. Aside from its nutritional value, cranberry has therapeutic properties as well.
This beautiful red berry is duly famous for its ability to literally knock out microbes that cause urinary tract infections. Cranberry acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from adhering to the lining of the bladder allowing them to be washed away in the urine stream.
Cranberry's medicinal activities include antibiotic, bitter, diuretic and febrifuge.
Cranberry is also a potent antioxidant containing flavonoids and proanthocyanidins. In addition, it is a source of arbutin, which can be beneficial for fighting candida infections. Cranberry may also be helpful for stomach, kidney and gallbladder disorders and even periodontal disease, prostatitis and high cholesterol.
- Do not use if you are taking prescription medication for urinary tract infection or kidney problems.
- Keep out of the reach of children.