Useful properties of cranberries

Useful properties of cranberries, a small evergreen shrub with bright red round berries, due to members of the plants vital substances and vitamins.

The plant is rich in dietary fiber and antatsitami, it can be used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with low acidity. Quite a lot in lingonberries vitamins C, A, E and B, minerals - iron, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, as well as in chemical composition has cinchona plant, salicylic, gallic, and tartaric acid. These properties allow the use of both berries and leaves of the plant to improve the state of health and the rapid removal of weariness.

How useful cranberries yet? Part of the plant salicylic and benzoic acid allow to use cranberries as an antiseptic. It is these acids provide long-term storage of fresh cranberry berries.

Useful cranberries and as an antiseptic of the urinary tract, thanks to that found in its structure arbutin, which allows the plant for the treatment of disorders of the urinary system. Also cranberries are used as a disinfectant and diuretic, due to its constituent fenologlikozidami and tannins.

Lingonberry is useful in elevated levels of blood sugar, as it helps reduce glucose levels. Elderly it can be used for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases due to high content of chromium in the composition of plants, copper and mineral salts.

The antioxidant properties of cranberries are used for cleaning the body of toxins, as well as rejuvenating the skin to retain its color, and make it more resilient.

Lingonberry honey is considered to be very useful and appreciated for the chemical composition and dietary and medicinal properties.

When used cranberries as well as other medicinal plants, you need to be sure that she was going to an ecologically clean area, away from highways and industrial zones, as berries and leaves cranberries absorb radionuclides. Properly collect cranberry leaves from early spring until the flowering period, usually occurring in the middle of summer. Collected in a different period leaves may turn black when dried.

Application cranberries

As a tonic, antioxidant and improves metabolism means you can eat fresh berries or prepare decoctions of leaves cranberries.

To prepare the broth 3-4 teaspoons ground leaves boiled in a water bath for 15 minutes in 500 ml of water. Take a quarter cup several times a day. You can also brew as tea leaves of bilberry. It quickly relieves fatigue and restores strength well. The broth is effective in treating diseases of the urogenital system, rheumatism, diabetes, kidney disease and gout.

Cranberry juice is recommended to drink with gastritis with low acidity, beriberi, anemia and as a part of juice to lower blood pressure, for example, together with beetroot.

In rheumatoid arthritis, and hypertension is also useful cranberry juice, which in this case has protivoskleroticheskoe and strengthens the walls of blood vessels. The juice from fresh fruit is considered safe and effective when nervosa, high blood pressure and anemia during pregnancy.

In rheumatoid arthritis, gout and as a diuretic can be eaten both fresh and pickled or cooked berries cranberries.

 Lingonberry honey is considered to be very helpful and appreciated for its chemical composition, dietary and medicinal properties
 The alcohol setting cranberry recommend taking at polyarthritis, rheumatism, kidney stones and urinary bladder. For its preparation 100 g of leaves, cranberries pour boiling water in the amount of 2, 5 liters and boil for 2 hours. After that, the broth is filtered, added to a 250 ml of vodka and tantalized the fire, without boiling, 15 minutes. The infusion of cranberries can take a long time, up to six months, preferably half an hour before a meal is not more than three times a day of 50-100 g

Talking about what is useful cranberries, not to mention that fresh and dried cranberries berries used as a remedy for diarrhea. Also berries as a tonic and antiseptic agent is recommended when there is catarrh of the stomach, lung tuberculosis and kidney disease.


In some cases, cranberries should be eaten with caution. Thus, it is impossible to use the berries after meals, as it can cause indigestion and cause diarrhea.

It is also desirable to have large quantities of berries cranberries under reduced blood pressure, stomach ulcers and gastritis with increased acidity.

Besides fruits cranberries have the ability to thin the blood, so they can not be used with internal bleeding in the postoperative period.