Uva Ursi: Information
Uva ursi is known botanically as Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and is one of several related species referred to as Bearberry.
Uva Ursi's Health Benefits
Uva ursi has historically been used as a medicinal herb, primarily for urinary tract health. Analysis of uva ursi has identified its glycoside arbutin as a primary antimicrobial agent and mild diuretic.
Using Uva Ursi
Use uva ursi products as directed. Be sure to drink plenty of pure water any time you use diuretic herbs. Consult your doctor to determine the cause of any painful or problematic urination. Other supplements that benefit urinary tract health include cranberry extract and D-mannose.