Information on Uva Ursi

Latin NameArctostaphylos uva-ursi
Other NamesBearberry
Part UsedHerb
Herb FormsTincture, capsule, bulk herb.
AffectsUrinary system
CautionsDo not use this herb if you are pregnant, have kidney disorders, irritated digestive conditions, or acidic urine. Not for long-term use.
Botanical InfoA low-growing or creeping woody shrub with red branches, pink urn-shaped flowers in clusters, and bright red berries.
DescriptionUva ursi is used for bladder infection, gravel, prostatitis, and nephritis. The herb is an effective herbal diuretic. Arbutin, its main active principle, is a urinary antiseptic. The tannins in uva ursi make it useful for diarrhea.

Uva Ursi has a taste of BITTER, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COLD.


Infusion1 cup tea 3 x daily
Tincture1/2 teaspoon 3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Uva Ursi

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Nephritis, chronicastringenttincture, tea, capsule
Bladder infectionurinary antiseptictincture, tea, capsule
Leucorrheaastringent, antimicrobial, antiparasitictea as a douche, tincture


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