Cranberry is a type of evergreen shrub that grows in bogs or wetlands. Cranberry is native to northeastern and northcentral parts of the United States. The shrub has small, dark green leaves, pink flowers, and dark red fruit that are egg-shaped.
- Cranberry is most commonly used for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Cranberry is also used for kidney stones, enlarged prostate, common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
- In foods, cranberry fruit is used in cranberry juice, cranberry juice cocktail, jelly, and sauce.