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.
Intake N/A
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
Deficiency 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