Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon
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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.Reference link Reference link 2
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