What Is The Chemical Composition Of Cranberries, And What Are Its Medicinal Benefits?


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Scientists have found the cranberry to be a treasure trove of numerous chemicals. Cranberries have different chemicals in them – triterpinoids, a range of different organic acids, to basic alkaloids and anthocyanin dyes.

The different organic acids found in cranberries include catechin, glucuornic acid, ascorbic acid, benzoic acid, malic acid, quinic acid, leptosine glycosides, and of course, citric acid. Cranberries also contain Vitamin C (as evidenced by the presence of citric acid) and phytochemicals. This wide ranging chemical composition is what makes cranberries so effective against a range of different ailments, and also gives it its manifold healing and health properties.

Cranberries work as medication for a range of health-relates issues. Right from the earl days, the Indians used them in their medicinal preparations. The sailors from those days ate cranberries to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C. In 17th century Germany, cranberries were used as a cure for urinary infections. This use of cranberries is being highlighted today as well.
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Thankyou this info was all very helpful and it helped me a lot in my science project for my science fair

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