Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry)

Vaccinium macrocarpon                    Common name:  Cranberry

Family: Ericaceae

Part used:  Fruit

Constituents:  Hippuric acid

Medicinal actions:  Antiseptic diuretic

Medicinal uses: Cranberries and cranberry juice has been demostrated to be effective for treatment of urinary tract infections by numerous studies.

Pharmacy: Juice (unsweetened): 0.5 L/day

Contraindications:  Cranberry is well tolerated having no known contraindications or toxicities.

Toxicity:  None known.

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