Natures Way Uva Ursi Standardised Urinary Tonic. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Effective urinary antiseptic due to its ability to kill bacteria in the urinary tract making it useful in genito-urinary tract infections such as cystitis. Also strengthens bladder making it an effective consideration for the treatment for incontinence bed wetting. Standardised to 20% arbutins. Urinary antiseptic. Based on the antiseptic action of the leaves, Uva ursi was listed in the U.S Pharmacopeia and National Formulary from 1820-1950. Each Capsule contains 332.5mg of Uva ursi standardised extract per Capsule. Also known as Bearberry.
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi or Bearberry
Uva ursi is a urinary antiseptic. Also considered to be an astringent, but some pharmacological studies do not bear this out. The antibacterial effects of this herb are believed to be due to the conversion in the kidney of arbutin to hydroquinine or its esters. Hydroquinone very effectively inhibits the growth of a number of infective organisms including E. coli, Klebsiella, Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas.
The herbs high tannin content provides efficient local astringency and may assist with reducing diarrhoea. Clinical usage has shown this herb to be useful not only for urinary tract infection, but also for mild urinary tract weakness, urinary incontinence and poor bladder control. May be useful in animal incontinence.
Also known as Bearberry. A urinary antiseptic which inhibits bacteria in the urinary tract making it especially useful for any genito-urinary tract infection such as cystitis, dysuria, urethritis, pyelitis (kidney inflammation) and prostatitis. [Please note that all suspected kidney problems need to be investigated by your healthcare professional].
Uva ursi helps strengthen the bladder and urinary sphincters making it useful in the treatment of incontinence and nocturia (bed wetting). Used traditionally as an effective diuretic for the relief of fluid retention.
Each 2 Capsules contains Uva Ursi, dried leaf extract 666mg (20% Arbutin 133.2mg), Uva Ursi leaf 300mg. Other ingredients: Plant derived Capsule, Magnesium Stearate.
This product provides a high potency (20% Arbutin) extract, synergistically blended with the whole herb.
Recommendations: Take two Capsules two times daily with water at mealtimes. This product is not recommended for long term use. It is recommended more for intensive usage and should not be taken for longer than 14 days at a time.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use during pregnancy or lactation. Because of astringent nature, prolonged use may result in constipation. Can be combined with cranberry powdered concentrate in urinary tract infections. Contraindicated in kidney disorders as kidney disease can not be self-diagnosed. Not recommended for concomitant use with diuretic medications. Large dosage may lead to nausea and vomiting.
This product is for an intensive, but short term use. Do not take for any longer than 14 days.
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