Cranberry – Vaccinium macrocarpon
Originally from the wetlands and forests of North America, cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon Latin name, is now grown throughout Europe.
Dwarf shrub tall dark green leaves 10 to 40 centimeters hiding small greenish fruit which when ripe obtain a dark red color.
Pinkish white flowers in late May gets.
Cranberry is extremely resistant to cold and frost (cold can handle up to – 40° C),
and the widespread of all the temperate continental climate all the way to the Arctic Circle.
Cranberry fruits are used in folk medicine since the 16th century, which is not surprising because they contain many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and organic acids.
An excellent source of vitamin C, which is important for the synthesis of collagen and carnitine and fatty acid metabolism,and is one of the most powerful antioxidants including vitamins.
They keep your eyes and protect against cancer
Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins proanthocyanidin, which are thought to assist in maintaining eye health.
Antioxidants participate in the prevention of various diseases, from heart disease to a variety of cancers,and is also known to help maintain a youthful appearance.
It is well known effect of cranberry in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Scientific studies have proven that the ingredients, fructose and proanthocyanidin, prevent the growth of bacteria,such as Escherichia coli, on the walls of the gall bladder and urinary tract.
In the elderly who suffer from incontinence noted that cranberry reduces odor of urine.
Cranberry is very good for preventing bacterial growth and decay, and these berry tea helps with rheumatism.
Since full of antioxidants, serve as prevention of heart disease, increase immunity and prevents premature aging.
–protect against urinary tract infections
–prevents the growth of bacteria
–protection of several types of cancer
–keeps eye health
–helps with gout and rheumatism
–protect against tooth decay and gum disease
With Cranberry can make delicious tea and its preparation is very simple.
Teaspoon herb or filter bag put into boiling water, cover, and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain the tea and drink it immediately while warm.
Cranberry Tea is drunk with gout or rheumatism, and for the prevention of cardiovascular and cancer treatment.
For the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections using the dry cranberry extract powder, capsules or tablets.
Cranberry can be made fresh and undiluted juice that is taken by 500 milliliters twice a day.
To prevent deposits on the teeth and dental caries is well drink beverage made of 3 parts cranberry juice and 7 parts water.