Cranberry powder is rich in antioxidants, particularly proanthocyanidins.
Cranberry has been used for preventing “bladder infections” (urinary tract infections). It has also been used for decreasing the smell of urine in people who are unable to control urination (incontinent).
This product should not be used alone to treat bladder infections. It may not work, and the delay could allow the infection to worsen.
Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use.
- Cranberry is most commonly used for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Cranberry is also used for kidney stones, neurogenic bladder (a bladder disease), to deodorize urine in people with difficulty controlling urination, to prevent urine catheters from becoming blocked, and to heal skin around surgical openings in the stomach that are used to eliminate urine. Some people use cranberry to increase urine flow, kill germs, and reduce fever.
- Some people use cranberry for type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),enlarged prostate, common colds, flu, heart disease, memory, metabolic syndrome, ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), scurvy, inflammation of the lining around the lung (pleurisy), and cancer.
- In foods, cranberry fruit is used in cranberry juice, cranberry juice cocktail, jelly, and sauce.
Stomach upset or diarrhea may occur with very large doses. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if this unlikely but serious side effect occurs: severe stomach/abdominal pain.
A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
None known, please consult your pharmacist.
Vaccinium oxycoccos, fenberry