With a decent amount of vitamin C, lingonberry leaves are able to stimulate the production of white blood cells and protect the body against various infections and pathogens.
The numerous anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds found in lingonberry can relieve the common symptoms of arthritis, gout, headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), among others.
Phytonutrients abound in lingonberry, which can help to cut down on oxidative stress and neutralize the free radicals produced by cellular respiration. This can lower your risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer and coronary heart diseases.
Lingonberry leaves have particular antibacterial properties that can help to keep your mouth clear of dangerous infections. Things like gum disease and halitosis are caused by unwanted bacteria in the mouth, which lingonberries can eliminate.
Similar to cranberries, women can drink lingonberry help prevent or treat urinary tract infections (UTI). If you commonly get these infections, adding this plant to your weekly diet is a good idea.
With high levels of potassium, lingonberry leaves can help to lower blood pressure and protect cardiovascular health by lowering your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke.
The lingonberry is a delicious semi sour little fruit that belongs to the same family as the blueberry and cranberry. The perennial plant from which the berries grow is native to the Scandinavian region of northern Europe. The Lingonberry is widely distributed across many areas of the Northern hemisphere including Scandinavia, Northern US, Greenland and Canada. Like their better-known berry cousins, lingonberries do not just tastes great but they also pack a healthy punch.
Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) have been used for centuries both as food and as medicine. Also known as bearberry, redberry, partridgeberry, foxberry, cowberry, and Alaskan lowbush cranberry, these tart red berries can be eaten raw or they can be processed into delicious lingonberry jam or syrup (popular in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. While the berries are used mostly for food with the addition of health benefits, the leaves are used for their healing potency.
If you’re looking for a superberry, the lingonberry takes the podium since it’s jam-packed with antioxidants and body-enhancing phytonutrients. This small but powerful plant contains numerous medicinal and nutritional benefits.
Preparation: Sprinkle one to two teaspoons of chopped fruit with 250 ml of cold water and leave it for at least an hour to two (or overnight); warm up to boil, cover the dish, leave it standing for 3-5 minutes. Drink the liquid and eat the berries!
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