The berry is able to combat the bacteria contained in it due to the proanthocyanidins.
Cranberries in large amounts of antioxidants. But now experts have found that berry also has antibacterial properties. Scientists from Canada have identified specific substances that can fight against a number of bacteria, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to neboley.com.ua.
The researchers found that proanthocyanidins increase the sensitivity of pathogens to small doses of antibiotics. In addition, bacteria have not developed resistance to them.
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The effect is achieved due to the fact that it increases the permeability of the walls of the bacteria and the antibiotics easier to get inside the pathogens. Isolated from cranberry substance also helps to slow the excretion of antibiotics. The researchers plan to conduct tests on animals.