Vrushali S Borey, Pooja V Kotwal, Saurabh B Ingle, Amol G Jadhao and Jayshree B Sanap
Cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L., family Ericaceae) is a small evergreen shrub found in the herbaceous layer of circum boreal forests in Northern Eurasia and North America. It is sometimes cultivated, mainly in gardens, but more commonly its edible fruits are collected from the native habitats. Chemical composition in different aerial parts of Vaccinium vitis-idaea L., phenol glycosides, phenyl propanoids, anthocyanins, saponins have been found out by researchers from different countries; and in fruits, the content of anthocyanins has been established. Diuretics are the basic group of drugs for the treatment of patients with arterial hypertension, hypertensive crisis, etc. Diuretics have significant advantages in the form of a gradual increase in the diuretic effect and the lack of electrolyte loss. Diuretics, the cowberry are well received, which is widely used in folk medicine for the treatment and prevention of diseases of the urinary system. Anthocyanins are present in the outer layer of fruits, together with polyphenolic compounds, and a small content was found also in pulp and seeds.
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