Lingonberry leaves tincture contain arbutin, ericolin, tannins, flavonoids and organic acids. Active lingonberry ingredients act antiseptically to bacteria-causing urinary tract infections, the tannins present anti-inflammatory and adstringent to the irritated mucous membrane of the urinary tract, and organic acids exhibit a mild diuretic effect. The use of lingonberry tincture is recommended: in urinary tract infections due to a strong urinary tract effect. In folk medicine, due to known anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect, it is used in gout and rheumatism.
A lingonberry is an edible fruit that grows on a small shrub native to Europe and North America, scientifically known as Vaccinium Vitis-idaea. Commonly known as a cowberry in some parts of the world, these small red berries have a slightly acidic taste, but they can be processed into a number of different jams, jellies, and other sweet products. These berries and their derivative foods are very popular in Europe, particularly in the Baltic and Scandinavian areas, but there is some international cultivation.
Leaves grow alternately and are oval, 5–30 mm (0.2–1.2 in) long, with a slightly wavy margin, and sometimes with a notched tip.
Lingonberry leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for bearberry (uva ursi) leaves.
Dosage: 20-30 drops, 3 times a day.
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 juice 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.
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