Cranberries

CranberryVaccinium macrocarpon

Part used: Berry

Energetics: cooling, light, drying

Actions: Antiseptic, diuretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial

Indications: Urinary Tract Infection, kidney stones, low immune system

Cranberries are rich in polyphenols, which are associated with its antibacterial, antiviral, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, antitumorigenic, antiangiogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Research has found cranberries to prevent UTIs by stopping bacteria from adhering to bladder receptor cells, preventing growth and infection. Cranberries are  rich in antioxidants, which prevents oxidative damage of cells by free radicals and studies have also shown that cranberries have been associated with improving cardiovascular health [1].

Cranberries are used in our Antioxidant Tea.