Cranberry Herbal Remedies
Cranberries have a long history of use in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice has been proven effective in bladder infections by acidifying the urine and rendering the bacteria unable to adhere to the bladder lining. The juice has also been used for kidney stones (and their prevention) and chronic urethritis. Cranberry helps deodorize the urine and is useful for incontinence. Cranberry has a taste of SOUR, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.
Cranberry Proper Dose
|Cranberry Extract||2-4 capsules or tablets daily|
|Cranberry Fresh Juice||16 ounces per day|
Cranberry Reference Information
|Latin Name||Vaccinium macrocarpon|
|Other Names||Low-bush cranberry|
|Part Used||Fruit Juice|
|Herb Forms||Juice, juice concentrate powder, capsule, tablet.|
|Botanical Info||A low-trailing plant in the huckleberry family with red berries growing in wet, boggy areas. Commonly cultivated in Oregon, Washington, and the northeastern U.S.|
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McGuffin, M. et al. 1997. Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton: CRC Press.