Scientists have discovered new properties of cranberries.
The berry is able to fight bacteria because it contained her the proanthocyanidins, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to neboley.com.ua.
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.
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.