Uva ursi herb extract, benefits, health, effects, plant, supplements, side effects Uva ursi

Uva ursi, which is also known as bearberry, grows in the northern United States and Europe. It has diuretic, astringent and antiseptic properties.

Uva ursi extract, benefits, health, effectsUva ursi benefits

Uva ursi is used to treat urinary tract infections. The urine must be alkaline for uva ursi to be effective (do not use with cranberry juice which makes the urine acidic).

Possible Uva ursi Side Effects:

Because uva ursi contains a high level of tannins, it can cause nausea, vomiting, and stomach distress. Do not take this herb for longer than seven days unless you are under the guidance of a medical professional.

Uva ursi is toxic in high doses and should not be used in pregnancy or by anyone who has a kidney infection.

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