Vaccinium macrocarpon Common name: Cranberry
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.