When you can use cranberry?
Cranberry is a natural antibiotic, because it prevents the adhesion of bacteria to the walls of the mucous membranes in the body. It is particularly popular for preventing the recurrence of infections in the urinary tract. It is known that antibiotics kill bacteria that are present in the urine, or a part of the bacteria which “hide” in the walls of the bladder and after discontinuation of the antibiotic continue to extend at the urinary tract. It is used for urinary tract infections and is confirmed its effect against E. coli and other pathogenic bacteria that cause infections of the urinary tract. Thanks to the presence of bioflavonoids, and prevents the formation of gum disease, heart and blood vessels, atherosclerosis (narrowing of the blood vessels), complications of diabetes. Because of its pleasant sour taste and is used as a juice for refreshment or biting, especially recommended for people who are exposed to stress or have a disease of the heart and blood vessels.
How does the cranberry acts?
Cranberry acts “closing in” E. coli bacteria and prevent its settlement on the wall of the bladder and urinary tract. It also affects other urinary tract pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis). . Components cranberry also prevent the adhesion of Helicobacter pylori on gastric mucosal wall. H. pylori causes ulcers. Cranberry contains powerful antioxidants, protecting body cells against damage. There are also studies on the effect of cranberries on the prevention of cancer cells and their spread around the body, breast cancer and colon cancer.
What they say scientific research?
The effectiveness of cranberries in treating urinary tract infection is confirmed, and it has been proven to prevent the attachment of bacteria to the bladder walls. How to take cranberry? You can use it like fruit (fresh or dried) tea, juice, syrup, concentrate, capsule. Because of the higher amounts of vitamin C cranberry has a sour taste. The liquid forms are used depending on the concentration of several buckets (concentrate) to a few ounces daily (juice). It can also be used preventively in people who are prone to repeated urinary infections.