- What other names is Lingonberry known by?
- What is Lingonberry?
- How does Lingonberry work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lingonberry.
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.
Possibly Effective for...
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs). ). Research suggests that drinking 50 mL of a beverage that contains cranberry and lingonberry daily for 6 months can reduce the risk of recurrent UTIs in women and the number of UTIs in girls 3-12 years-old.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Urinary tract irritation.
- Kidney stones.
- Increasing urine production (as a diuretic).
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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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. 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.
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.
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