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Information on Uva Ursi

Uva ursi is a small shrub whose leaves can be used for the prevention and treatment of numerous different medical conditions, ailments and disorders.

It has been used by the Native Americans since the 2nd century as a diuretic, antiseptic and astringent. It has been used for the treatment of numerous different types of infections long before the discovery of antibiotics. It is currently one of the most popular herbal remedies around.

Benefits of Uva Ursi

Uva ursi can be used as a tonic for the liver, kidneys and pancreas. It is also very helpful because it tones and strengthens the urinary passages and it prevents the postpartum infection from occurring.

It has very strong astringent properties which make it an excellent remedy for those who have problems with bed wetting. It can also be used for the treatment of diarrhea because of its astringent tannins.

Uva ursi can also come in very handy when it comes to the relaxation of numerous different muscles in the human body and the strengthening, tightening and soothing of irritated or inflamed tissues. It is also very beneficial for those who suffer from nephritis, chronic cystitis and kidney stones because of its very protent antiseptic, astringent and diuretic properties.

This herbal remedy is also very efficient in neutralizing acidity in one’s urine, promoting the flow of urine, reducing bloating, retention of water and it is also helpful in losing excess weight.

It can be used for the treatment of numerous different inflammatory conditions that may affect the urinary tract as well. Allantoin is an active ingredient which can be used for the treatment of scrapes, cuts, vaginal infections, cold sores, back sprain, and herpes. This herbal remedy can also be beneficial in lowering the blood pressure and treating numerous other types of diseases, ailments, disorders and infections.

Side Effects of Uva Ursi

Like all other medications, remedies and supplements uva ursi can also sometimes trigger certain side effects in some cases. First of all, it should be avoided by those who suffer from kidney diseases and high blood pressure.

Children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid using this remedy. Uva ursi should not be mixed with acidic foods such as tomato or citrus fruits. The healing potential of uva ursi can be enhanced by consumption of alkalizing foods such as spinach or raisins.

Side effects include urine discoloration, vomiting, nausea, ringing in the ears, collapse, shortness of breath, convulsions, liver damage, seizures and in some cases even death.

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