Uva Ursi has traditionally
been used in treatments for genito-urinary tract inflammation. The leaves contain tannin,
an astringent useful in treating wounds, which soothes and speeds up tissue healing.
It is a tonic and stimulant
as well as being soothing and calming.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
Apply externally for:
Taking Uva Ursi may result
in the production of dark-green urine; this is generally harmless. Uva Ursi's disinfectant
properties work only in an alkaline environment. Use Uva Ursi only in
recommended amounts advised by your herbalist. Pregnant women should not
use Uva Ursi.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Uva Ursi is available in
the form of dried leaves; as a tincture; and as a tea, alone or in combination with other
Always get professional
advice regarding the proper doses for your condition.