Why is cranberry juice considered a diuretic


Synonyms: American cranberry, American cranberry, large-fruited cranberry, cranberry, craneberry, etc.
Pharmaceutical drug: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Trade names: Cranberry VITAL et al.
English: cranberry, American cranberry

1 definition

The cranberry belongs to the heather family (Ericaceae). The active ingredients contained in the plant are used in medicine as phytotherapeutic agents.

2 background

The cranberry is an evergreen dwarf shrub with almost cherry-sized, red fruits. The plant is native to North America. The fruits are used in naturopathy. Native Americans already appreciated the medicinal benefits of cranberries. Folk medicine uses dried or cooked cranberries to treat urinary tract diseases and to combat aging.

3 active ingredients

The main components include flavonoids, vitamin C, zinc, phosphorus, boron, pectin, hyperoside, eugenol, oleanolic acid, parasorbic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid and proanthocyanidins.

4 effect

The preventive effect against urinary tract infections is apparently based on the fact that the proanthocyanidins inhibit the growth of intestinal bacteria such as Escherichia coli in the urinary tract. Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, bactericidal, anti-rheumatic, tonic, antipyretic, appetite-stimulating and anti-carcinogenic properties are attributed to the natural remedy. In addition, cranberries are considered to be a source of vitamin C and anti-aging agents.

5 indications

Cranberries are traditionally administered as part of the supportive therapy for urinary tract infections. In addition, the natural remedy is used to lower the cholesterol level.

6 application forms

The natural remedy is administered orally in the form of capsules, tablets, as well as powder, fruit tea or juice. The seed oil is suitable for topical application.

7 Adverse drug effects

There are no known side effects.

8 contraindications