Lingonberries are rich in organic acids and mineral salts and have bactericidal and antiseptic properties. These berries, just like apples and cranberries, improve appetite and help to digest food. Meanwhile, lingonberry leaf tea, due to its high manganese content, reduces bone and joint pain and is an effective remedy in fight against rheumatism. Lingonberries are used to treat kidney and bladder inflammations, diabetes, gout, diarrhea, avitaminosis and other disorders. These berries are a powerful detoxifying agent that is why they are recommended for cancer patients, because they reduce the tumor effect on the body. For example, pressed lingonberry compresses are used to treat breast and skin cancer.
Lingonberries also effectively causes sweating, they are used to prevent colds and various virus diseases. Lingonberries lower blood pressure; dissolve gallstones and kidney stones, as well as salivary gland stones. Dried lingonberry leaf and berry powder stops bleeding, but leaf and berry tea treats nervousness, cough, bronchitis and even scabies. Lingonberries, like cranberries, contain benzoic acid, which prevents the development of yeast fungus.
Lingonberries contain various organic acids, vitamin C (about 15 mg per 100 grams), pectin substances, manganese, potassium, tannins. Lingonberry seeds also contain omega – 3 fatty acids. In folk medicine, lingonberry is a well-known remedy for fever and inflammation. Lingonberry juice mixed with water and honey is used to treat colds, headaches and constipation. These berries also help to regain energy after fatigue. Picked lingonberries, unlike many other berries, do not become watery during transportation and do not get damaged, so you do not have to rush to sort out and process them.