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cranberry

an herbal product whose berries are harvested from a small shrub found in the United States from Alaska to Tennessee.
uses It is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and works by decreasing bacterial adherence to the walls of the bladder, urethra, and so on. Although likely effective to some degree, patients should not rely on cranberry juice for treating UTIs.
contraindications Those with known hypersensitivity, oliguria, or anuria should not use cranberry.

cranberry

(krăn′bĕr-ē)
A tart red fruit, Vaccinium macrocarpon, commonly used in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Evidence supporting cranberry as treatment of UTIs is limited. Whether drinking cranberry juice is as effective in preventing UTIs as chronic antibiotic use is unknown. Its mechanism of action is to decrease adherence of some bacteria to the urothelium.

cranberry,

n Latin names:
Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccus, Vaccinium erythrocarpum; part used: berries; uses: kidney stones, prevention of urinary tract infections; precautions: patients with oliguria or anuria. Also called
bog cranberry, isokarpalo, marsh apple, mountain cranberry, and
pikkukarpalo.
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But the anthocyanins found in the American cranberry are bound mainly to other, less-absorbable sugars, namely galactose and arabinose.
Soon after initial meetings with Spanish juice buyers, however, it seemed that American Cranberry Corporation had been "muscled out" by a giant global competitor in the cranberry industry.
The mean annual cost was lower for tablets than for juice Intervention: Consumption of American cranberry juice (250 ml 3x/d) or tablest with cranberry extract (2x/d) for 1 year Design: Double-blind, placebo- controlled, intent-to-treat design and cost effectiveness analysis.
Cranwise is produced through a patented cold extrusion and filtration process from seeds of the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait) without enzymes or extraction solvents.
It turns out that a cranberry species from Alaska, Vaccinium oxycoccus, is genetically similar enough to the American cranberry.
The powerful antioxidant and anti-adhesion properties inherent in the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) remain unaffected in pure juice form.
Ocean Spray handles roughly 71% of the North American cranberry crop and has a major position in the Florida grapefruit industry.
Highlighting the multi-faceted nutritional profile of the North American cranberry, the 'One berry, Whole body' campaign promotes a holistic view of the cranberry's role in improving well-being.
The concentrate's attractive colour and mild taste allows it to combine well with other fruits, while retaining all the health properties of the North American cranberry.
AFSSA will permit the claim that the North American cranberry VM (vaccinium macrocarpon) can 'help reduce the adhesion of certain E.
While the weather wasn't perfect, the bees did the job," said Neva Moore, a New Jersey grower and officer of the American Cranberry Growers Association, who, with her husband, Sam, operates a 40-acre farm in Tabernacle in Burlington County.

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