Uva Ursi or Bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva ursi) 1kg
Also known as bearberry, and closely related to the cranberry and blueberry, it is actually the uva ursi leaves which are known for their effectiveness in treating both acute and chronic infections and inflammation within the urinary tract.
Uva ursi has been successfully used to alleviate cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), and is also applied to cases of urinary calculi (stones). The urinary antiseptic properties of uva ursi are attributed to a number of phytochemicals within it, most notably arbutin, which fight bacteria, encourage excretion and reduce inflammation.
It is a good herb for the liver, spleen, pancreas and small intestine.
ACTIONS include: Diuretic, astringent, urinary antiseptic/antibiotic, prostate problems and diabetes.
Uva Ursi Phytochemicals:
Arbutin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, ellagic acid, garlic acid, hyperin, isoquercitin, myricetin, oleanolic acid, Quercetin, quercitrin, ursolic acid.
Nutrients in Uva Ursi: Calcium, Iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, zinc, Vitamins, B1, B2, B3 and C
PLEASE NOTE: Uva-ursi should only be taken short term (usually 7-10 days) – it is not for frequent or long-term use. It is not to be administered during pregnancy or to those suffering from kidney disease. Some herbs high in tannins, such as uva-ursi, can interfere with the absorbtion/effectiveness of some drugs or may potentiate the effect of diuretic medications. Consult with your vet and herbalist before administering uva-ursi simultaneously with drug medications.