The Great new Super fruit: It’s usage is widely spread, people eat it, use it as a healing agent and now its stem cells are in skin care as a photo aging protectant caused by sun damage
Lingonberry is a low creeping evergreen shrub that grows in North America and Eurasia. Lingonberry has drooping clusters of small white or pinkish flowers. Lingonberry produces more fruit in full sun. Its leaves are dark green and waxy.
This berry in particular has an amazing assortment of plant chemicals called polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants, to help neutralize the sun’s radiation to avoid damage to its tender flesh.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS ARE MANY
1. POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
It is fully packed with a chemical compound known as a flavonoid is a type of polyphenol which gives berries their brilliant rich colors.
Lingonberries have been used historically and traditionally to ease the pain of arthritis and to reduce inflammation thanks to the Quercetin in Lingonberries.
At the root of many major diseases is inflammation; indeed experts agree that inflammation is the underlying cause of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, coronary disease, arthritis and many other degenerative sicknesses. The antioxidant properties which naturally occur in the lingonberry also work to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
3. URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
This protection has been attributed to one of the flavonoid compounds found in Lingonberries called proanthocyanidines.
4. ORAL HEALTH
Periodontal diseases usually occur as a result of chronic infection or inflammation in the gums; these antioxidants (polyphenols) to protect vessels and nerve tissue and also to help decrease the damage from inflammation infections weaken the teeth and cause intense discomfort and pain.
For decades, Native Americans have treated diabetes and heart disease with handfuls of lingonberries…and now, finally, Western medicine is taking notice.
5. HYPERPIGMENTATION REDUCTION:
The darker the lingonberry gets, the more concentration in polyphenols which protect its skin from the damages of the sun. Scientists, have harvested this fruit ‘ stem cells and in skin care, we obtain a much more concentration set of molecules, that protect our skin against the sun, aging and acne.