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Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)



Interactions

Lingonberry/Drug Interactions:
  • AnthelminticsAnthelmintics: Extracts from dry red bilberry fruit (Vaccinium vitisidaea L.) may have vermifugal activity (1).
  • AntibioticsAntibiotics: Based on one in vitro study, lingonberry may have antibiotic effects (2). Based on a clinical trial, consumption of cranberry-lingonberry juice concentrate may significantly reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (13).
  • Anti-inflammatory agentsAnti-inflammatory agents: Based on an in vivo study, lingonberry may have anti-inflammatory effects (3; 4).
  • Antineoplastic agentsAntineoplastic agents: Based on an in vitro study, lingonberry may have antineoplastic effects (6; 10).
  • AntioxidantsAntioxidants: Based on various in vitro studies, lingonberry may have antioxidant activity (5; 6; 7; 8).
  • AntitussivesAntitussives: Based on in vivo study, lingonberry may have anti-inflammatory effects (3).
  • Antiviral agentsAntiviral agents: Based on a mouse study, aqueous extracts of Vaccinium vitis-idaea berries may have antiviral activity (9).
  • ExpectorantsExpectorants: In vivo in acute and chronic respiratory tract infections, arbutin and fraxin extracted from Vaccinium vitis-idaea have shown anti-inflammatory, antitussive, and expectorant effects (3).
  • Fertility agentsFertility agents: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).
  • ProgestinsProgestins: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).

Lingonberry/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • AntihelminthicsAntihelminthics: Extracts from dry red bilberry fruit (Vaccinium vitisidaea L.) may have vermifugal activity (1).
  • AntibacterialsAntibacterials: Based on one in vitro study, lingonberry may have antimicrobial effects (2). Based on a clinical trial, consumption of cranberry-lingonberry juice concentrate may significantly reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (13).
  • Anti-inflammatory herbsAnti-inflammatory herbs: Based on in vivo study, lingonberry may have anti-inflammatory effects (3; 4).
  • AntineoplasticsAntineoplastics: Based on an in vitro study, lingonberry may have antineoplastic effects (6).
  • AntioxidantsAntioxidants: Based on various in vitro studies, lingonberry may have antioxidant activity (5; 6; 7; 8).
  • AntitussivesAntitussives: Based on an in vivo study, lingonberry may have anti-inflammatory effects (3).
  • AntiviralsAntivirals: Based on a mouse study, aqueous extracts of Vaccinium vitis-idaea berries may have antiviral activity (9).
  • ExpectorantsExpectorants: In vivo in acute and chronic respiratory tract infections, arbutin and fraxin extracted from Vaccinium vitis-idaea have shown anti-inflammatory, antitussive, and expectorant effects (3).
  • Fertility agentsFertility agents: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).
  • PhytoprogestinsPhytoprogestins: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).

Lingonberry/Food Interactions:
  • Cranberry juiceCranberry juice: Based on a clinical trial, consumption of cranberry-lingonberry juice concentrate may significantly reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (13).

Lingonberry/Lab Interactions:
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)C-reactive protein (CRP): Based on in vivo study, lingonberry may have anti-inflammatory effects (3; 4).
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR): Based on in vivo study, lingonberry may have anti-inflammatory effects (3; 4). .
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone levelsFollicle-stimulating hormone levels: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).
  • Luteinizing hormone levelsLuteinizing hormone levels: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).
  • Ova and parasite examOva and parasite exam: Extracts from dry red bilberry fruit (Vaccinium vitisidaea L.) may have vermifugal activity (1).
  • Total testosterone levelsTotal testosterone levels: Vaccinium vitis leaf extract has shown antigonadotropic effects in Rana esculenta males (11).
  • Virus titersVirus titers: Based on a mouse study, aqueous extracts of Vaccinium vitis-idaea berries may have antiviral activity (9).

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