herbals cranberry

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Cranberry

Scientific:Vaccinium macrocarpon
Other:Cranberry

Indications

Anti-adherance actions are used to treat and prevent UTI.

Urinary
urinary tract infections (UTI)
• prostatitis
• urolithiasis (calcium oxalate stones)

Gastrointestinal
gingivitis
• tonsilitis
peptic ulcer - antiadherance effects H. pylori

Actions

antiseptic (urinary)
antiadherence
diuretic
astringent
• antilithogenic
antioxidant
anticancer

Constituents

• Proanthocyanidins
• Anthocyanidins
• Flavonols
• Phenolic acids
• Fructose
• Triterpenoids

Posology

Juice (unsweetened): 250-500 ml qd

Safety

Generally considered safe when used as indicated.

Interactions

• Coumadin - may interact

References

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Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.

Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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