Medicinal Plants

  1. What is the scientific name of cranberries?
    Vaccinium macrocarpon
  2. What are the uses of Vaccinium macrocarpon?
    It's been used as food and medicine for centuries.

    1) preventative treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UII's) - particularly for women with recurrent UII's

    • Active ingredients (Proanthocyanidins and Anthocyanidins)
    • 1)full of anti-oxidants - high in Vitamin C
    • 2) anti-cancer
  3. Where are most commercial berries produced?
    • 1) Massachusettes
    • 2) Wisconsin
  4. What parts of the Vaccinium macrocarpon plant are used?
    ribe fruit of cranberry
  5. How is Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) taken?
    • Specifid method doesn't matter as long as dose is correct.
    • 1) frozen cranberries
    • 2) dried cranberries
    • 3) 100% juice
    • 4) pills
  6. Where are cranberries native/found?
    • North America
    • primarily grown in bogs

                  red-black fruits appear June & July
  7. What is the mode of action of Vaccinium macrocarpon?
    • 1) It prevents bacteria (E-coli) from attaching to walls of urinary tract.
    • 2)  Anti-oxidants neutralize free radicals which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA and cause cell death.
  8. What are the active ingredients of Vaccinium macrocarpon?
    • 1) Proanthocyanidins
    • 2) Anthocyanidins
  9. How do Proanthocyanidins (PAC's) affect E. coli?
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Medicinal Plants
Flashcards for the medicinal uses of Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon).