Also known as Bearberry, this herb has a long history of use for urinary tract infections. A source of the phytochemical arbutin, it is metabolized by the kidneys and excreted as antibacterial hydroquinones. Hydroquinones are an active antimicrobial especially in alkaline urine (do not use with Cranberry juice). It is useful for cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, and mild nephritis. Uva-Ursi is contra-indicated for pregnant women.
Warnings & Disclaimers:
Contraindicated in pregnancy; kidney disorders, irritated digestive conditions, and with acidic urine or in conjunction with remedies which produce acidic urine; not for prolonged use without consulting a practitioner.
Caution: As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease; the law applicable to dietary supplements, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, commonly referred to as DSHEA, does not permit us to do so and it is not our intention to do so. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. Keep your healthcare provider informed about any herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.
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Ingredients: Dried Uva-Ursi leaf extract 30ml (1:4) in distilled water, 35-45% certified organic ethyl alcohol, vegetable glycerin, Uva Ursi leaf.
Suggested Use: 20-40 drops (1-2 ml) taken 3 times per day.