Uva ursi contains Arbutin, chlorine, ellagic acid, ericolin, gallic acid, hydrosquinolone, malic acid, methyl-arbutin, myricetin, volatile oils, quercetin, tannins, ursolic acid, ursone and a substance similar to quercetin.
Most research has focused on Uva Ursi’s urinary antiseptic component, arbutin, which typically composes 7% to 9% of the leaves. However, crude plant extracts are much more effective medicinally than isolated arbutin. Uva Ursi is reported to be a good diuretic and especially active against E.coli.
Uva Ursi is used as a diuretic, urinary antiseptic for bladder and kidney infections, hemorrhoids and womb problems (very good as a post-partum remedy to prevent infections). It strengthens the heart muscle and helps disorders of the spleen, liver, pancreas, and small intestines. It is good for female disorders.
Take 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with meals or as directed by your health professional
Care must be taken to avoid excessive dosages of Uva Ursi; as little as 15 grams (½ an ounce) of the dried leaves has been shown to produce toxicity in susceptible individuals. Toxic signs include ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, sense of suffocation, shortness of breath, convulsions, delirium and collapse. Avoid excessive dosages of Uva Ursi. Do not take during pregnancy.
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