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MEDICINAL VALUE OF VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY): A MINI REVIEW

*Sikandar Khan Sherwani, Asia Neelam, Tasveer Zahra Bokahri , Omm-e-Hany, Rana Kausar and Shanana U. Kazmi

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


This article goes over the medicinal value of cranberry extract. Which has a long history of use by Native Americans. Historically, cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used for the treatment of many diseases like urinary tract infection. It is a rich source of bioactive compounds with broad spectrum activities. It is being extensively studied for their anti-aging activities and to improve cardiovascular health and enhance the ability to inhibition or retarded the growth of cancer cell in the body. The phytochemical constituent present in cranberries includes vitamin C, anthocyanidins, catechins and proanthocyanidins (PACs). This peculiar combination of phytochemicals present in cranberry may produce synergistic health effects and serve as a potential promising source against many diseases.

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