|Description||A native American plant, closely related to the blueberry.|
|Function/ Used for||Cranberries and cranberry juice contain substances that may help to maintain a healthy urinary tract.|
|As a supplement||Available as juice, fresh or frozen berries, cranberry concentrate, dried capsules and tablets.
Between 3 to 10 grams per day of cranberry in tablet or capsule form is recommended for a healthy urinary tract1.
A daily dose of up to 960ml juice is recommended for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections.2
|Found in (dietary sources)||N/A|
|Precautions and contraindications||None known|
|Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding||Cranberry is suitable to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding at dietary doses1.|
|Interactions e.g. with other medications||None known1|
|Adverse effects||At high doses, gastrointestinal discomfort may occur1.|
|References||1. Braun & Cohen. Herbs and Natural Supplements: An evidence-based guide. Churchill Livingstone, 2005.
2. Williamson, E. M. Potter’s Herbal Cyclopaedia. C.W. Daniel Co Ltd. 2003