Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi), also known as bearberry (because bears like eating the fruit), has been used medicinally since the 2nd century. Native Americans used it as a remedy for urinary tract infections. In fact, until the discovery of sulfa drugs and antibiotics, uva ursi was a common treatment for bladder-related infections.
- Bladder / urinary tract infections – Bearberry leaves contain a high concentration of the phytochemical “arbutin” which is converted by bacteria in the urine into hydroquinone (which has anti-microbial properties). It is this compound that is thought to be responsible for the relief provided from cystitis and other urinary tract infections.
- Gastrointestinal health – With its anti-bacterial properties and its high tannin content, Uva Ursi is beneficial for preventing intestinal infections and is effective for diarrhoea management.
Individuals who needs herbal remedy for preventing or managing lower digestive tract infections
2 to 3 capsules, twice daily, with food