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Related to vaccinium oxycoccos: Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium macrocarpon, small cranberry, Dryocopus pileatus
Red tart berries, small leathery shiny oval leaves that stay green year round on wiry stems, white/pink flowers. Used for pleurisy and lung infections. Cranberry may help prevent urinary tract infections, kill viruses and bacteria, prevent kidney stones, soothes rectal disturbances, diarrhea, cystitis. More of a preventative measure than curative. Do not consume if taking Warfarin.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz