Lingonberries are a red berry that look similar to cranberries, and grow boggy areas of the world.
Lingonberries are packed full of lots of anti-oxidants, plus amazing amounts of polyphenols (Similar to that found in Green Tea) that reduce free radicals and slow the aging process. Lingonberries help the body produce more red blood cells, also promote development of liver enzymes needed to rejuvenate the liver.
Plus Lingonberries also help promote healthy nervous tissue and blood vessels. And Lingonberries are a good antibacterial agent able to combat staph infections and other bacteria.
The good thing about Lingonberries is that all the nutritional elements are easily absorbed into the body. Lingonberries are also good for the urinary tract protecting it from bacterial infections like cranberries.
And some studies show that people who have a history of cancer may benefit from the cancer preventing capabilities of Lingonberries… studies in mice show that Lingonberries extract kills leukemia cells.
Lingonberries are anti-inflammatory in action thus helping with arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Lingonberries are a good antihistamine helping to improve the lives of those suffering from allergies.
Lingonberries can increase good cholesterol too! And Lingonberries also work great for gastric ulcers, gastritis, improve digestion, and help prevent liver disease… and because they help regulate salt metabolism Lingonberries help prevent kidney stones… and Lingonberries are a good diuretic too!
And Lingonberries are full of Vitamins – A,C, B’s and also important fatty acids, calcium, copper (good for pancreatic health) plus magnesium.
Lingonberries can be made into pies, drinks, sauces, and all kinds of cranberry like dishes.
You can order Lingonberry products on-line or find them at your local health food store.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist