This classic seasonal berry is one of the most frequently used food medicines on the planet.
Urinary system health
Cranberries have a longstanding reputation as a powerful remedy for treating urinary tract infections, and rightly so. Most urinary tract infections are caused by E. coli bacteria. When they embed themselves in the wall of the urethra, the immune system responds and the urinary tract becomes inflamed. This is what causes the symptoms. Cranberries are very high in compounds called proanthocyanidins that prevent E. coli from attaching to the urethral wall.