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HELPS DISSOLVE KIDNEY & GALLSTONES
Uva ursi also contains allantoin, an ingredient shown to
soothe and speed the healing of irritated tissues.
Uva Ursi, also known as Bearberry,
is an herb which
Research shows uva ursi extracts possess an
focuses its many actions on the urinary system. Uva ursi
antibacterial property, stimulating cytotoxic activity -
soothes and tightens inflamed tissues, helps neutralise
having a toxic effect on certain cells - that is believed to
urine acidity, promotes urine flow, and acts as an
be stronger in alkaline urine. Thus, a combination of uva
antiseptic and muscle relaxant specific to the urinary
ursi taken in conjunction with a vegetarian diet may
tract, thus decreasing responses to pain stimuli from
increase the herb's effectiveness. Research has also
infections. Uva ursi also provides an anaesthetic quality
shown uva ursi exhibits antiviral activity, especially
capable of numbing pain in the urinary system.
against the herpes and influenza viruses, as well asantifungal and anti-plaque activity.
NATURAL URINARY DISINFECTANT
Rumanian researchers determined uva ursi acts as atrichomonacide
As a natural urinary disinfectant, uva ursi is especially
Trichomonas vaginalis, a parasite known to cause
helpful for cases of acute and chronic cystitis and
"difficult-to-treat" cases of cystitis, urethritis and vaginitis -
urethritis; however, uva ursi should not be used if either
condition is accompanied by kidney infection.
Uva ursi has also been shown to help prevent and
Uva ursi owes its antiseptic, astringent and diuretic
dissolve kidney and gallstones, induce labour, and help
properties to the presence of hydroquinones, primarily
problems associated with the liver, pancreas, and
arbutin. Japanese researchers conducted a study
prostate. Common uses include bedwetting, bladder
comparing the effect of arbutin - extracted from uva ursi -
ailments, cystitis, gonorrhea, hemorrhoids, kidney
with indomethacin (an anti-inflammatory drug) on arthritis,
congestion and infections, nephritis, rheumatism, urinary
edema and jmmuno-inflammation. Results of the study
tract infections, vaginal discharge, and venereal disease.
were published in the Journal of the Pharmacological
Uva ursi is rich in vitamin A, iron, manganese, selenium,
Society of Japan. When arbutin was administered with
indomethacin, the result was an increase in the inhibitory
Uva ursi is not recommended for use by pregnant women
effect, suggesting that uva ursi's arbutin content may
or those with kidney disease. Typically, uva ursi should
improve the effectiveness of this anti-inflammatory drug.
not be taken for more than 7-10 days at a time.
Another Japanese study documented similar resultswhen arbutin was administered along with prednisoloneto treat immuno-inflammation.
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uva ursi seems to provide a greater antibiotic effect in the
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urinary tract than when the active constituent - arbutin - is
isolated. In fact, other substances in uva ursi actuallyinhibit the breakdown of arbutin in the intestines, allowingmore of arbutin to be absorbed to provide its antibiotic
activity. Furthermore, since arbutin has been shown to bemost effective in an alkaline environment, it is interestingto note that substances in the whole uva ursi plantactually cause the urine to be more alkaline.
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