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Uva Ursi, Bearberry

Other Names: Uva Ursi, Bearberry, Bearsgrape, Mealberry, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Spreng, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi
Traditional Usages: Food, Smarting Cystitis, Urethritis, Blood in the Urine, Urinary Retention, Oedema of the Legs and Face, Bed-Wetting, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Profuse Menustration, Leucorrhoea (Whitish or Yellowish Vaginal Discharge), Urinary Tract Infections, Kidney and Bladder Stones.
Resources: Europe, Asia, US, China
Parts Used: Dried Leaves, Stems, Flowers, Berries
Administration Method: Herb powder for infusions or cold macerations; extracts and solid forms for oral administration
Herb Action: Astringent, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, urinary antiseptic.
Herbal Research: Uva Ursi

Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Talk to your medical doctor before taking uva ursi to help treat your frequent urination. Not to be used for more than one week without consulting your medical doctor. Nausea and vomiting may occur in persons with sensitive stomachs. Uva ursi can interfere with the medication Lithium. Uva ursi can also have a blood thinning effect of the retina that may be an issue for people who already experience retinal thinning. Thinning of the retina can occur in the central retina (macular thinning) or the peripheral retina. Central macular thinning happens spontaneously in a small number of individuals and is unrelated to anything that you have done. In most cases, it does not cause serious vision loss; in rare cases, it may lead to a macular hole and require surgery. 


Uva Ursi – Herbal remedy for Bladder Infections: Uva ursi is a traditional herbal remedy for urinary tract and bladder infections. This herb can be found at health food stores in capsule and crushed leaf forms. Uva ursi is used for bladder infections due to its antibacterial properties and ability to reduce inflammation. Take 2-4 grams of uva ursi capsules a day or soak 3 grams of dried leaves in 5 ounces of water for 12 hours. Drink the tea 2-4 times a day.

Uva Ursi - Herbal remedy for Cystitis: Uva ursi (bearberry, a type of cranberry). Uva ursi should be used in small amounts and infused in a cup of boiling water to make a herbal tea. It acts as a diuretic and antiseptic.

Uva Ursi – Herbal remedy for E.Coli:  Soak one-eighth of a teaspoon of dried leaves in 6 ounces of water for twelve hours. Boil this mixture and drink it hot or cold a few times daily.

Uva Ursi – Herbal remedy for Frequent Urination:  Uva ursi is a urinary tract antiseptic and diuretic that is helpful in treating urinary tract infections that cause frequent urination. You can buy uva ursi teabags at your local health food store.
Health Warning:  Talk to your medical doctor before taking uva ursi to help treat your frequent urination.

Uva Ursi – Herbal remedy for Kidney Stones: Take 500 milligrams three times a day is recommended for kidney stones.

Uva Ursi - Herbal remedy for Urethritis: Take 250 – 500 milligrams of standardized extract 3 times daily for no more than 4 days. You may also prepare tea from the leaf of this herb.
Health Warning: Uva ursi can interfere with the medication Lithium. Uva ursi can also have a blood thinning effect of the retina that may be an issue for people who already experience retinal thinning. Thinning of the retina can occur in the central retina (macular thinning) or the peripheral retina. Central macular thinning happens spontaneously in a small number of individuals and is unrelated to anything that you have done. In most cases, it does not cause serious vision loss; in rare cases, it may lead to a macular hole and require surgery.

Uva Ursi Leaf - Herbal remedy for Rickets: The appropriate dose of uva ursi depends on several factors such as the user's age. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or medical doctor before use.

Bearberry (Uva Ursi) - Herbal remedy for Adult Bedwetting: Bearberry herbal tea which is made from Bearberry tea bags or from the dried or fresh leaves of the plant can be useful. Also known as Fox berry or Mountain Cranberry this herbal tea is extensively used in many places in Europe and US. Infuse one bearberry teabag in a cup of hot water for five minutes. Remove bag and drink infusion twice a day for two weeks.

Bearberry (Uva Ursi) - Herbal remedy for Urinary Tract Infection: Bearberry (Uva Ursi) is often taken in combination with buchu as a tea to relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTI). A dose of 5 grams infused in hot water can be drunk up to four times daily to treat inflammation and infection.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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