Not only are cranberries a popular food, they are also beneficial for herbal remedies as well, particularly for cranberry yeast infection cures.
Cranberry is native to the North American continent. You can readily find the American cranberry bush in colors ranging from orange, yellow, purple or red. When springtime arrives this small bush develops a series of flat flower clusters. The flowers possess an outer ring composed mostly of large white colored florets while many of the smaller white florets can be found in the center. These clusters of round fruit that develop later turn colors from green to a yellow orange tone up to its usual brilliant red color later in the fall. These are the colors that remain on the plant until the approach of winter.
If you peruse the pages of herbal history you will discover that the cranberries as well as the leaves of the cranberry plant have been employed for a vast variety of ailments. These problems range from wounds, diarrhea, urinary disorders, diabetes, liver problems and stomach ailments. Research is being completed ion use of the cranberry plant for prevention and treatment of various urinary tract infections as well as for prevention of dental plaque.
Many herbalists believe that the plant has anticancer agents and antioxidant agents in its chemical makeup making it the likely remedy for our fight against cancer.
Preparing Cranberry as an Herbal Remedy
The red berries of the plant are used in the production of beverages and other food products. You can find many products on the shelves of the health food stores such as teas, extracts, tablets and capsules. You can also drink cranberry juice or brew cranberry herbal tea for cranberry yeast infection cures, among others.
Cranberry Herbal Tea
2 cups of unsweetened cranberry juice
1 green tea bag
1 pint of water
*Bring the water to a rapid rolling boil in a medium-size saucepan. Lower the heat to a low simmer and then add the green tea bag.
*Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes. Discard the teabag and pour the tea into a mug. Stir in the cranberry juice.
*Drink 1 cup cranberry herbal tea a day. You can drink it hot or cold. Store the remaining tea in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to three days.
*Drinking excessive quantities of cranberry juice may cause gastrointestinal upset and possible diarrhea.
*As with any herbal remedy, it is always essential that you inform your medical doctor or health care provider of any potential herb you may be using to ensure compatibility.