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Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon

Family:

Ericaceae

By Sten [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

Use can prevent urinary tract infection

Use of cranberry juice and cranberry suplements can prevent urinary tract infection. The mechanism is thought to be inhibition of adhesion of bacteria to uroepithelial cells by proanthocyanadin, a compound present in cranberry.

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