ALPINE CRANBERRY Overview Information
Alpine cranberry is a plant. The leaves and berries are used to make medicine.
Alpine cranberry is used for urinary tract problems including irritation, kidney stones, and infections. It is also used for increasing urine production (as a diuretic).
Other uses include treating gout, arthritis, and infections caused by viruses.
Alpine cranberry leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for bearberry (uva ursi) leaves.
How does it work?
Alpine cranberry has chemicals that might help kill bacteria in the urine.
ALPINE CRANBERRY Side Effects & Safety
It is UNSAFE to use alpine cranberry leaves long-term. The leaves contain a poisonous chemical. There isn't enough information to know if alpine cranberry is safe for short-term use. It can cause some side effects including nausea and vomiting.
There is a concern that the chemicals in alpine cranberry that can kill bacteria in the urine can also cause liver damage and cancer.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: alpine cranberry is UNSAFE for children because it might damage the liver.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use alpine cranberry if you are pregnant. It contains chemicals that might cause genetic changes and harm to the fetus.
Liver disease: There are chemicals in alpine cranberry that might make liver disease worse.
ALPINE CRANBERRY Dosing
The appropriate dose of alpine cranberry depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for alpine cranberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.