wild lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) fruits and leaves on bush

lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

« Lingonberry fruits are a rich source of dietary polyphenols with strong antioxidant activities »

Common name(s): lingonberry, partridgeberry, cowberry, mountain cranberry, wolf berry, foxberry
Family: Ericaceae
Origin:  Northern Hemisphere, from Eurasia to North America
Parts used:  flowers, fruits
Constituents:  antioxidants, anthocyanins, polyphenols, flavonoids, phenolic acids, vitamins (A, B1, B2, Band C), minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus), tocopherols
Therapeutic actions: antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, refrigerant, anti-inflammatory
Organs or systems affected: cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, kidneys, mouth
Main medicinal uses:
  • fights urinary infections
  • helps maintain oral hygiene
  • helps ease arthritis symptoms
  • protects body from free radicals
  • reduces inflammation
Counterindications: Generally regarded as safe when consumed in normal daily amounts. Avoid use during pregnancy. Tea should not be drunk for prolonged periods of time.



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