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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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It needs to be clearly stated and acknowledged by clinicians, scientists and the industry that the impressive outcome of this trial had not been accomplished with American cranberry juice, but with juice from two closely related European species (Nowack, 2003).
Two large-scale trials with American cranberry juice products are under way.
American cranberry ( Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton); Family: Ericaceae
The American cranberry has been introduced as a neophyte to several European bogs.
Northern regions of the country are where the American cranberry grows the best; the plant does not like the summer heat of the South.
For gardeners who would like to grow cranberries but don't want the hassle, I recommend a plant that can be grown in all but the southernmost regions of the country Viburnum trilobum, or American cranberry bush viburnum, is tough, durable, attractive and produces berries.
American cranberry bush is also native to North America.
There are cultivars of American cranberry bush that have been selected for their fruiting qualities.
The North American cranberry is naturally rich in polyphenolic antioxidants and the approved quantities will ensure that sufficient amounts of proanthocyanidins (type A)--the components responsible for the cranberry's anti-adhesion mechanism are being made available to the consumer.
The North American Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, has been proven to be one of the richest sources of antioxidants compared with other fruit and berries and is often promoted for its antioxidant capabilities.
1) This unique dual health benefit differentiates the North American cranberry from other berries, making it a true superfruit.

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