Lingonberry

Botanical Name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Botanical Name:
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Family:

Ericaceae

Appearance:

Culture shrub, rare in spontaneous flora, tall up to 2 m, with straight, unsteady strain.

The leaf consists of 3 pointed lobes, teeth on the edges.

Flowers are grouped in 5-10 yellow rays to the outside and rosy inwards.

Fruits are black spherical berries.

Origins:

Northern Hemisphere from Eurasia to North America

Active constituents:

  • Sugar, citric acid, malic acid, protein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, copper zinc, chlorine, flora, carotenoids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, PP, anthocyanic pigments, flavonoids.

Healing properties:

Leaf preparations are recommended in systemic and local inflammatory syndromes, especially at the digestive and respiratory level and in allergic syndrome. It is also recommended in oculorinites, seasonal allergies, vasomotor headaches, rheumatism and bronchial asthma. Particular attention should be paid to the oil obtained from fruit seeds used in coronary diseases, atopic eczema, immune system strengthening, multiple sclerosis, menstrual cycle disorders, chromatic chromatites.

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