Common name : Cranberry, Cranberry Blueberry.
Nom botanique : Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxyccocos. Family : ericaceae. French names : Canneberge. Used : Bay
The cranberry was used by Native Americans to treat various disorders of the digestive system, and to prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract, kidneys, blood and liver. The Europeans who colonized North America, quickly grasped the fact much of cranberries and have adopted it for its medicinal and culinary uses are.
In the mid nineteenth century that German doctors were involved in spreading the therapeutic use of cranberry to prevent and treat urinary tract infection.