uva ursi


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u·va ur·si

(yū'vă ŭr'sī),
The dried leaves of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (family Ericaceae), bearberry, mountain box, a common plant of the north temperate zone; contains antiseptic glycosides, arbutin, methylarbutin, and tannins; has been used in chronic inflammations of the urinary tract.
[L. uva, grape + ursus, bear]
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bearberry

Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub, the leaves of which contain allantoin, arbutin, flavonoids, phenolic acid and tannins; it is diuretic and tonic, and has been used by herbalists to treat urinary infections and low back pain.

Toxocity
Bearberry should not be used in pregnancy, as it stimulates uterine contractions and may cause nausea, tinnitus and convulsions.
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uva ur·si

(yū'vă ŭr'sī)
The dried leaves of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi; bearberry, a common plant of the north temperate zone; contains antiseptic glycosides, arbutin, methylarbutin, and tannins; has been used in chronic inflammations of the urinary tract.
[L. uva, grape + ursus, bear]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The patient was afraid to take the Uva ursi because a health food store employee informed her that it was a strong diuretic.
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Bearberry (arctostaphylos uva ursi): The leaf extract of this plant contains hydroquinone derivatives, arbutin and methyl arbutin with skin whitening attributes.[2] (Figure 2)
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A THE preparation Uva Ursi at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, is used to help to strengthen the bladder and clear any infections in the urinary tract.
An excellent remedy is Uva Ursi, taken at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals.
A TAKE Uva Ursi Complex, 15 drops twice a day after meals.
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I have started taking Uva Ursi complex, 15 drops twice a day, so how long will it be before I see a difference?
A THIS can be a very nasty problem which can be helped by the remedy Uva Ursi at a dose of 10 drops, twice a day, together with St John's Wort Oil rubbed over the bladder area and in between the legs before he goes to bed.