Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3728

Review

Monograph of Vaccinium macrocarpon

Ghazala Shaheen1*, Irshad Ahmad2, Arshad Mehmood3, Naveed Akhter1, Khan Usmanghani4, Tahira Shamim1, S. M. Ali Shah1, Laila Sumreen1 and M. Akram4
1Unversity College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. 2Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. 3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbotabad, Pakistan. 4Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 06 May 2011
  •  Published: 16 October 2011

Abstract

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is a very useful drug in Unani system of medicine and Ayruvedic system of medicine. Research has suggested cranberry may be effective against UTIs (urinary tract infection) because it prevents Escherischia coli, the bacteria that cause most urinary tract infections, from attaching to the walls of the bladder. It only grows in open, sunny, wet areas in the colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Cranberry is a small evergreen shrub grown in bogs in damp forests and open ponds. So many studies have been done on pharmacological activities of cranberry fruits.

 

Key words: Vaccinium macrocarponEscherischia coli, urinary tract infections.