lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

wild lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) leaves fruits of the forest healthy medicinal natural

« Lingonberry fruits are a rich source of dietary polyphenols with strong antioxidant activities »

Common name(s): lingonberry, partridgeberry, cowberry, mountain cranberry, wolf berry, foxberry

Family: Ericaceae

Origin: Northern Hemisphere, from Eurasia to North America

Parts used: flowers, fruits

Constituents: antioxidants, anthocyanins, polyphenols, flavonoids, phenolic acids, vitamins (A, B1, B2, Band C), minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus), tocopherols

Therapeutic actions: antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, refrigerant, anti-inflammatory

Organs or systems affected: cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, kidneys, mouth

Main medicinal uses:

  • fights urinary infections
  • helps maintain oral hygiene
  • helps ease arthritis symptoms
  • protects body from free radicals
  • reduces inflammation

Counterindications: Generally regarded as safe when consumed in normal daily amounts. Avoid use during pregnancy. Tea should not be drunk for prolonged periods of time.

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