It prevents the entry of bacteria into the urinary tract, the bladder and the kidneys, and does not allow the existing ones to survive as it accelerates their ejection.
The delicious and refreshing cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpa), according to western experts, is the healthiest fruit in the food chain.
Traditional medicine also recognizes it because few plants have such a strong antibiotic effect. It is extremely rich in vitamin C, which gives it a specific, sour taste.
It originated in North America, where it was used as a medicine for many illnesses by the natives, and the Indians were “discovered” by immigrants in the first half of the 17th century. She arrived in Europe much later and her great health impact was not immediately noticed. Today, cranberries are the most sought after in Great Britain, France and Germany, the most valuable agricultural crop in the US state of Massachusetts, the world’s largest producer.
Nevertheless, it still pervades us in a shady treasure of nature. In addition to vitamin C, it also contains a large amount of vitamin A, minerals, cellulose and many nutrients. It can be eaten fresh, dried, frozen, and most often consumed as juice. Studies have shown that three glasses daily increase levels of antioxidants and good cholesterol (HDL), reducing the risk of heart and blood vessels by as much as 40 percent.
Pack three kilograms of fresh cranberries into a liter of water and boil until the cover fails. Then empty them, and squeeze the juice through the gauze or strainer. Add 250 g of sugar, cook for two minutes and continually remove the foam. Pour the boiled juice into the heated bottles, let it cool down and drink.
Hydrochloric acid from this plant acts as a natural antibiotic, with a pronounced effect against fungi. Anthocyanins and proanthocyanins help restore cells that are responsible for the sense of vision. Thanks to the minimum amount of sugar, it lowers blood glucose and is recommended for diabetics.
In folk medicine, cranberry is used to treat urinary infections. It is extremely important for women, as even 60 percent of the lady has a problem at least once in their lives. Urinary tract infections are very persistent, so in a third of patients again report in a year after cure. In particular, elderly, pregnant women, men and women in menopause and postmenopausal patients with diabetes …
Scientific research has shown that condensed tannins in cranberries prevent the entry of bacteria into the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys. And if they have already matured inside, cranberry juice prevents their adhesion to the walls of the urinary tract, which makes them urine easier to extract from the organism. What makes cranberries a real hit among European consumers is the successful action on the most common and the most dangerous bacteria – the echearchy of any.
For cranberries, it is said to be extremely effective against Helicobacter pylori, which is the most responsible for the occurrence of stomach ulcers. But to completely eliminate the bacteria, every day, more months, to drink her juice. It also reduces the number of bacteria in the oral cavity, thus preventing plaque and inflammation of the gums. It has been proven to have anti-cancer properties, the ingredients in it suppress the growth of cancer cells and their spread in the body.
Cranberry is not only a medicinal fruit, but a leaf. In folk medicine it is used to lift immunity. The spoon of the milled dry leaf (or filter pack) is poured with 2 dl of boiling water, cover and allowed to stand for five to ten minutes. Procedures and drinks immediately, while fresh.