North America, Europe, Asia
Cranberries are native to Europe, Asia and North America. They belong to the genus of blueberries, part of the heather family. Their fruits are a bright red and about the size of smaller cherries.
Cranberries were a staple for Native Americans, who knew about their positive health effects and used them to treat illnesses. They strengthen the immune system and protect against bladder infections.
Cranberry extract can be very beneficial in skin care products. It has astringent properties and improves skin density.