Cranberry is a small, evergreen shrub grown throughout North America. Cranberry has a long history of use among native American Indian tribes, primarily for treating urinary conditions. Cranberry is also can be used for neurogenic bladder as well as to deodorize urine in people with urinary incontinence (difficulty controlling urination). Some people use cranberry to increase urine flow, kill germs, speed skin healing, and reduce fever. Cranberry, as well as many other fruits and vegetables, contains significant amounts of salicylic acid, which is an important ingredient in aspirin.
Cranberry's medicinal properties have been recognised for centuries. Native Americans used raw cranberries as a wound dressing. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for a number of ailments including appetite loss, digestive problems, blood disorders, and scurvy (vitamin C deficiency that causes weakness, spontaneous bleeding in the skin).
Cranberry is used for:
Urinary tract infections, to decrease odor from loss of bladder control (incontinence), and for kidney stones. Cranberry is an herbal product. It contains a substance that blocks bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall. The cranberry was primarily used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of bladder and kidney ailments among Native Americans.
SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule with eight (8) ounces of water three (3) times daily, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
CAUTION: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18.
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