Common Names – Uva Ursi , Bearberry
Botanical Name – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Family – ERICACEAE
Uva Ursi, also known as Bearberry, has beenwidely used for several hundred years as a diuretic, astringent, and antiseptic.
Uva ursi contains a considerable amount of tannins making it one of natures most powerful astringents.
Uva ursi is used primarily for urinary tract disorders, including infections of the kidney, bladder, and inflammation and pain of the urinary tract that contains excess uric acid.
Uva ursi is also used for constipation and bronchitis.
How To Use
Uva ursi’s tough leather leaves need to be boiled vigoursly for 15 minutes or soaked overnight in cold water. Uva ursi can also be taken as a tincture, or in capsules. Frequently combined with other herbs to fight urinary infections.
Uva Ursi contains as assortment of chemical compounds, especially arbutin. So you sould not take Uva Ursi if you’re taking arbutin already. Always check with your physician before taking any herbs.
May cause nausea and vomiting due to the high tannin content. Use Uva Ursi for a quick intervented, and not if your urine is already acidic. Not to be taken for extended period of time. Not for use for those who have kidney disease, or children.
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