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Arctostaphylos uva ursi / Bearberry Leaf Capsules x1000

Milled Bearberry Leaf contained in size '0' Vegetable Cellulose Capsules. Sold in Bags of 1000 Capsules.

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Milled Bearberry Leaf contained in size '0' Vegetable Cellulose Capsules. Sold in Bags of 1000 Capsules.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a plant species of the genus Arctostaphylos (manzanita). Its common names include kinnikinnick and pinemat manzanita, and it is one of several related species referred to as bearberry.

The distribution of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is circumpolar, and it is widespread in northern latitudes, but confined to high altitudes further south. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a small procumbent woody groundcover shrub 5–30 cm high. The leaves are evergreen, remaining green for 1–3 years before falling. The fruit is a red berry.

In some areas, the plant is endangered or has been extirpated from its native range. In other areas, such as the Cascade Range, it is abundant.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

Antibacterial - Uva Ursi has been reported to be effective against E. coli. Preparations made from bearberries act anti-bacterially in vitro against E. coli.

Antiseptic - The diuretic action is due to the glucoside arbutin, which is largely absorbed unchanged and is excreted by the kidneys. During its excretion, arbutin exercises an antiseptic effect on the urinary mucous membrane.

Astringent - This herb helps prevent postpartum infection. Uva Ursi is also helpful for chronic diarrhea. As a nutritional supplement and muscle relaxant, Uva Ursi soothes, strengthens, and tightens irritated and inflamed tissues. 

Diuretic - used in the treatment of urinary tract infections such as cystitis, urethritis and nephritis, pyelitis and in pyelonephritis. Uva ursi can help to reduce accumulations of uric acid and relieve the pain of bladder stones.

Skin Complaints - Allantoin contained in uva ursi is an active ingredient in many over the counter creams to treat cold sores, herpes, and vaginal infections.

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in resealable clear bags.

 

 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Bearberry Leaf Capsules x1000
Weight 0.648000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom

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