Cranberry (Norfolk Punch, Fructus Benedictus)

Cranberry (Norfolk Punch, Fructus Benedictus)

(Vaccinium oxycoccus)


An evergreen dwarf shrub or trailing vine, low creeping up to 2 metres long and 20centimetres high. They have slender wiry stems, small evergreen leaves and dark pink flowers.

Properties and Uses

Cranberry has long been used to promote unriary tract health as it is rich in vitamins C and E. Often referred to as a "superfood", the nutrients in cranberry are said to promote improved immune function.



Cranberries were historically used by native American Indians as a treatment for bladder and kidney diseases. Early New England sailors are said to have eaten cranberries to prevent scurvy.

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