Lingonberry

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Update Date 12/05/2020 . 1 min read
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Uses

What is lingonberry used for?

Lingonberry is a plant. The leaves and berries are used to make medicine. Lingonberry is used for urinary tract problems including irritation, kidney stones, and infections. It is also used for increasing urine production (as a diuretic).

Other uses include treating gout, arthritis, and infections caused by viruses.

Lingonberry leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for bearberry (uva ursi) leaves.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how ingonberry works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, there are some studies that show lingonberry has chemicals that might help kill bacteria in the urine.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using lingonberry?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of lingonberry or other medications or other herbals.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for lingonberry are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking lingonberry must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is lingonberry?

Lingonberry concentrate is possibly safe when taken by mouth appropriately. A drink containing cranberry and lingonberry concentrate has been used safely for up to 6 months.

It’s likely unsafe to use lingonberry leaves long-term. The leaves contain chemical. There isn’t enough information to know if lingonberry leaves are safe for short-term use.

Special precautions & warnings:

Children: lingonberry concentrate is possibly safe for children when taken by mouth appropriately. A drink containing cranberry and lingonberry concentrate has been used safely for up to 6 months. lingonberry is likely unsafe for children when used long-term. lingonberry might damage the liver.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s likely unsafe to use lingonberry if you are contains chemicals that might cause genetic changes and harm to the fetus.

Liver disease: There are chemicals in lingonberry that might make liver disease worse.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from lingonberry?

It can cause some side effects including nausea and vomiting.

There is a concern that the chemicals in lingonberry that can kill bacteria in the urine can also cause liver damage and cancer.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with lingonberry? 

This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for lingonberry?

The dose for this herbal supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does lingonberry come in?

This herbal supplement may be available in form of food products.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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