Cowberry leaves - medicinal properties

Lingonberry is an evergreen low shrub which is appreciated and known not only for its tasty and useful berries, but also for the leaves, which are medicinal raw materials against a variety of diseases. Collecting cranberry leaves is carried out in the early spring, immediately after the melting of snow, which allows you to preserve all the valuable substances contained in them and give this raw material medicinal properties.

The healing properties of cranberry leaves

Berries cranberries in its chemical composition contain carotene, B vitamins, C, tannins, sugars, glycosides, antioxidants and other substances. This provides their numerous useful properties, the main of which are as follows:

With the help of decoctions, teas and infusions of leaves of cowberry, the following diseases and pathological conditions are treated:

The healing properties of cranberry leaves in cystitis

Due to diuretic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, cranberry leaves serve as an excellent remedy for women suffering from chronic or acute cystitis. According to statistics, because of the anatomically short urethra, the beautiful half of humanity is prone to inflammation of the bladder in more than men's degrees, with at least one cystitis occurring every fifth woman.

Recipe for decoction of cowberry leaf


Preparation and use

Raw material is placed in an enameled container, pour boiling water and put on a water bath for half an hour. At the end of the allotted time dilute the broth with a glass of warm water, cool and strain. Take one third of the glass three times - four times a day for half an hour before a meal. The course of treatment is from two to eight weeks.

Contra-indications to reception of a cowberry leaf: