Cranberry has a major role in the treatment of urinary tract infections.This tiny,red,sour,american fruit,can greatly reduce the use of antibiotics.
Professor Teri Kamesano from the polytechnic institutes in the state of Massachusetts,in the forefront of a scientific research team found that the cranberry changes the composition of the Esherihija Colli bacteria.This bacteria is the most common cause of inflammation of the urinary tract,especially in women.Under the influence of cranberry E. coli bacteria loses its ability to grip with the kidney and urinary tract,thereby reducing its pathogenic properties.
How is it used?
Cranberry can be used as a tea,dried snack,but is most often used as a juice.Acts in small quantities,so it is enough just one glass of juice a day in order to achieve a therapeutic effect.
Does cranberry has other medicinal properties?
It is believed to act preventively to cardiovascular disease,cancer and stomach ulcers and tooth decay.Lowers the " bad" and increases the " good " cholesterol in the blood.
Doctors and nutritionists recommend not to use cranberry only as a medicine,but to incorporate it into your diet.