Unrest Decay, kidney stones
Diseases Urinary tract infections, cystitis, infection, cardiovascular
Beneficial Depurative, immune
Cranberry is a relative of the blueberry. This shrub is a perennial that grows to a height of only about a foot. Its branches are very thin and long, on which are hung evergreen very elongated, dark green to bronze that derive from the primus of winter. The flowers of cranberry pink and tiny bells shaped oval. They appear in spring and leaves room for fruit, red berries spherical, in the summer. The small berries cranberry are deep red and measure only 1 to 2 cm in diameter, and its taste is slightly tart and bitter. Taking care of cranberry can reach the age of one hundred years.
Cranberry grows spontaneously in Europe in waterlogged peatlands across or low temperatures. The world's largest producers of cranberries are North America and specifically Canada, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and even Washington, but was also grown in Argentina and Chile in small quantities. For the cranberry , it is necessary to bring him quantities of water to protect it from cold and sand too. This shrub is covered with water, it is harvested to fall for this one beats the plants so the berries fall off and float to the surface and water and are together with dams.
Cranberry composition Cranberry medicinal properties
Cranberry, was the subject of clinical studies that show began and recognized as such by all scientists as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activity.
Cranberry contains different types of flavonoids, whose anthocyanimes that bring the color red, flavonols and proanthocyanidins as the type A which are the guardians against E. coli (urinary tract infections).
Cranberry also contains polyphenols, resveratrol, which sole purpose is to prevent oxidation of LDL.
Cranberry comprises a sufficient amount of ursolic acid, this element is part of pentacyclic triterpenes and have the ability to eliminate the proliferation of certain cancer cells.
Cranberry is also composed of dietary fiber and omega 3 and it is an important source of vitamin C.
Cranberry has medicinal properties of the most qualified for its capacity of antioxidants, which prevent the growth eradicate those free radicals that cause some cancers and all sorts of heart problems and other diseases.
Cranberry is a first class preventative against urinary tract infections types cystitis, indeed after many medicinal studies, scientists recognize its specific action, preventing all memberships of different bacteria responsible for infection, such as the bacterium E. . coli from attaching to the urinary tract walls, and therefore they will automatically be eliminated by natural means. Recognized for these qualities therapeutic against bacteria urinary by AFSSA (French Agency for Food Safety).
Cranberry possesses a cardioprotective property of being, by its antithickening of artery walls that are responsible for atherosclerosis, also opposing the bad cholesterol, while improving expansion and contraction of the vessels blood.
In oral infections such as gingivitis and periodontitis, which is inflammation of the gums, it was established that cranberry used to prevent and eradicate these infections through its various antioxidant component proanthocyanidin what. It was also studied and affirmed by all the protective value of cranberries against dental caries.
It was also shown that cranberry has tremendous efficiency in kidney stones by its effect given to its effect on acidifying the urine, it dissolves the calculations such as apatites, the brushites and struvite, allows their removal.
Cranberry other uses
Cranberry is a fruit that comes in many culinary uses, pastries, savory dishes, various fruit juices, sauce, too, such as muffins. Did you know that among Americans, they prepare the turkey with cranberries that are part of the traditions of this country during Thanksgiving.
Urinary tract infections, cystitis, infection, depurative, immune, caries, cardiovascular disease, kidney stones.