Lingonberry is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, gout, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, lingonberry berries are used in jams, syrups, baked goods, and juice.
Lingonberry leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for bearberry (uva ursi) leaves. Don't confuse lingonberry for uva ursi, cranberry, or cramp bark.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs). Some research in women and girls 3-12 years of age with a history of UTIs shows that drinking 50 mL of a cranberry and lingonberry juice daily for 6 months can reduce the chance of getting more UTIs.
- Common cold.
- Dental conditions.
- Kidney stones.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Other Conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use lingonberry if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Lingonberry contains chemicals that might cause genetic changes and harm to the fetus.
Liver disease: There are chemicals in lingonberry that might make liver disease worse.
We currently have no information for LINGONBERRY overview.
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