Bearberry. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Bearberry (uva-ursi Arctostaphilos)
The Bearberry is a medicinal plant that grows in Northern Europe, America and Asia forming small bushes. Its Latin name translated means "bear's grape" because of the predilection of these animals by their fruits. Its leaves are those with their therapeutic properties.

Properties Bearberry
* The leaves of the Bearberry arbutósido contain a substance called hydroquinone is metabolized and excreted through the urine.
* It is urinary tract disinfectant for its antibacterial properties against Escherichia coli, the pathogen responsible for numerous urinary tract infections (cystitis).
* You renal diuretic and sedative.
* It is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections (cystitis, urethritis, pyelitis, stones, etc.)..
* In addition, the Bearberry is an important source of tannin-inflammatory and diuretic properties, which promote increased urine volume and renal clearance of urea.
* Used recently in the treatment of prostatic hypertrophy.
* For topical use: wounds and skin ulcers, mouth or corneal, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, vulvovaginitis.
* When Bearberry is associated with Heather, another urinary disinfectant, is of particular interest in substantive treatment of cystitis and to prevent recurrences.

Contraindications to Bearberry
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
- Pregnancy. Gastritis, peptic ulcer: its tannins can irritate the stomach lining.

Side Effects of Bearberry

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- Too much tannin can cause gastric upset. In this case the concentration must be reduced and dosage. You can also reduce the effect of excess mixing with the marshmallow tannins.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

Related Topics
Index of medicinal plants

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