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Uva Ursi, Bearberry Remedies


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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
 
Internally, as a mild urinary antiseptic for moderate inflammatory conditions of the urinary tract and bladder, such as cystitis, urethritis and dysuria (11, 13, 14).
 
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
 
As a diuretic, to stimulate uterine contractions, and to treat diabetes, poor eyesight, renal or urinary calculi, rheumatism and venereal disease (4, 5, 15). Topical applications have been used for skin depigmentation (15).

References:

4. Hänsel R et al., eds. Hagers Handbuch der pharmazeutischen Praxis. Bd. 6: Drogen P-Z, 5th ed. Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1994.

5. Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, February 9, 1998 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services).

11. Bisset NG. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 1994.

13. Blumenthal M et al., eds. The complete German Commission E monographs. Austin, TX, American Botanical Council, 1998.

14. Stammwitz U. Pflanzliche Harnwegs-Desinfizienzien - heute noch aktuell. Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie, 1998, 19:90-95.

15. Scarpa A, Guerci A. Depigmenting procedures and drugs employed by melanoderm populations. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1987, 19:17-36.

16. Leslie GB. A pharmacometric evaluation of nine bio-strath herbal remedies. Medita, 1978, 8:3-19.

 



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