red cranberry


Red cranberry: medicinal plant used mainly in the prevention and as a disinfectant of the urinary tract (eg cystitis). It is often found as juice.


Portuguese name: Cranberry, Blackberry
Binomial name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea
French name: Airelles rouges
English name: cowberry
German name: Preiselbeere
Italian name: mirtillo rosso




Phenol glycosides (arbutin), tannins, proanthocyanins

parts used

Berries (cranberry berries)

Red cranberry properties

Urinary tract disinfectant, astringent

Indications of the red cranberry

– Against urinary disorders such as cystitis: the effect is mainly preventive. Taking cranberry juice regularly reduces the frequency of cystitis.

– To treat diarrhea.

– It may also have a beneficial effect against cold sores (this is not proven, further research is needed).

Secundary effects






Cranberry-based preparations

– Cranberry capsules (against cystitis)

– Cranberry juice (against cystitis)

– Cranberry poultice (against infections)

Where does the red cranberry grow?

The red cranberry grows in Europe, mainly in the North.

When to harvest cranberries?


Cranberry is one of the most effective and extraordinary medicinal plants. Its juice has a proven preventive effect on women suffering from cystitis. Studies carried out in Finland have shown an important reduction in cystitis in women who regularly drink the juice. It is proven that the molecules present in the cranberry modify the adhesion of bacteria ( Eschericha Coli : main cause of cystitis), thus reducing the number and frequency of urinary infections.

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