Lingonberries contain natural sugar, pectins, yeasts, organic acids (citric and malic). Extremely rich in vitamins C, P, B group, carotene, minerals (iron, potassium, calcium). Lingonberries contain natural sugar, pectins, yeasts, organic acids (citric and malic).
Lingonberries have an antibacterial effect and are therefore used to treat some diseases. For the treatment of sore throat, rinse the throat with a decoction of dried lingonberry leaves.
Lingonberry leaves have urinary excitatory, astringent properties, so they help even with diarrhoea. Lingonberries have anti-scurvy, anti-inflammatory, salt metabolism regulating, urinary excretion and blood pressure lowering effects.
Lingonberry leaves are used to treat inflammation of the urinary tract and bladder, diabetes, also is used in inflammatory processes in the kidneys as a diuretic. In traditional medicine, lingonberry leaves are used to treat antacid gastritis, involuntary nocturnal urination in children, rheumatism, gout, hypertension, have antimicrobial properties. It can also be used as an antidiabetic remedy.