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:
- urolithiasis disease;
- intestinal infections ;
- herpetic infection;
- gastritis with low acidity ;
- lowered immunity.
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
- dried cowberry leaf - 2 table. spoons;
- water - half a liter.
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
Contra-indications to reception of a cowberry leaf:
- low blood pressure;
- renal acute insufficiency;
- individual intolerance;
- internal bleeding;
- increased acidity of gastric juice;
- peptic ulcer;
- pregnancy (with caution).