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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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