Uva Ursi (Urinary Tract/Bladder Issues)

Uva Ursi (Urinary Tract/Bladder Issues)

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Pouch Sizes

Small: 4x3 sized pouch 

approximate serving size : 12 to 15 servings

Large: 5x7 pouch

approximate serving size : 80-84 servings 


Caution: Uva ursi should be avoided by people with chronic kidney disease, including acidic urine, peptic ulcers, or duodenal ulcers. Uva Ursi may aggravate gastroesophageal reflux disease. Liver damage can occur if the herb is used too often, especially in children. 

Aides with: Bladder infection, UTI, cystitis, kidney infection

Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) is a low lying evergreen shrub in the same family as the blueberry and the upland cranberry. Native to Europe it is naturalized throughout the temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere northward to the Arctic Circle. 

-Uva Ursi leaves have been used for centuries as a mild diuretic and in the treatment of bladder and kidney infections. The leaves also have anesthetic properties that help to numb urinary tract pain. It has been used for liver ailments. Herbalists also recommend the herb as a diuretic for fluid retention, bloating and swelling. Homeopathic remedies are for inflammation of the urinary tract

-The German Commission E has approved uva ursi for infections of the urinary tract

Reference: Prescription for Herbal Healing, Balch, 2nd edition

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