Fall Essentials: Cranberries

Cranberries - we add them to baking, make juice out of them, and make them a part of our seasonal celebrations as we give thanks over the holidays. Fall may be cranberry season in North America, but the uses of these bright berries go far beyond.

Aside from being a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and a great source of antioxidants, cranberries are prized for their ability to support healthy urinary tract function. How? They contain naturally occurring proanthocyanidins and organic acids. These are shown to inhibit the attachment of microbes to the linings of the urinary and intestinal tracts. Flora Cran•Essence (US/CA) brings you the goodness of cranberries in a full-spectrum blend of nine herbs. The thoughtfully chosen additions are traditionally used for their diuretic and antiseptic properties. Further, they help the body flush the bladder and urethra. They include: Juniper berries- traditionally used against urinary tract and intestinal infections; Uva ursi- long used to support the health of the urinary system; Yarrow- with toning and astringent properties that soothe the urinary tract and encourage cleansing with its diuretic properties; calendula- bringing antiseptic, diuretic, and soothing effects to the whole urinary system; in a base of delicious cranberry juice concentrate. Finally, don’t just embrace cranberries for a season. Embrace them daily with Cran•Essence, and raise a glass to optimal urinary tract health.