uva-ursi


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uva-ursi

(ū′vă-ŭr′sē)
An evergreen perennial shrub, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (family Ericaceae)—commonly known as bearberry—whose dried leaves are used as a urinary antiseptic and diuretic. There have been few clinical trials on its effectiveness.
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Table 1: Herbal and nutritional tablet Herb Total Galium aparine, whole plant dry 3 g Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, leaf dry 1.1 g Equisetum arvense whole plant dry 500 mg Quercetin 100 mg Thiamine hydrochloride (B1) 15 mg Pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6) 13 mg d-alpha--Tocpheroll acid succinate Equiv.
La presencia en los coscojares de Quercus faginea, Arbutus unedo, Acer monspessulanum y Arctostaphylos uva-ursi indican umbrias frescas, mientras que Cistus salviifolius indica terrenos ligeramente siliceos (Tabla 1).
Bearberries (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) are the fruit of the Kinnickinnick bush.
There is however another plant that might help called Uva-ursi or bearberry.
Lindm.), Valerianae radix (valerian roots, Valeriana officinalis L.), Uvae-ursi folia (bearberry leaves, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.), Hyperici herba (St.-John's-wort herbs, Hypericum perforatum L.), Quercus cortex (oak bark, Quercus robur L.), Calendulae flos (marigold flowers, Calendula officinalis L.), Matricariae flos (pineapple weed flowers, Chamomilla suaveolens (Pursh) Rydb.), Chamomillae flos (wild chamomile flowers, Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert), Frangulae cortex (alder buckthorn bark, Rhamnus frangula L.), Primula radix (primrose roots, Primula veris L.), Liquiritiae radix (liquorice roots, Glycyrrhiza glabra L.).
* Uva-ursi or bearberry, isolated from a small shrub related to blueberry and cranberry plants, contains a urinary antiseptic called arbutin
A THE slight incontinence may be helped by taking the herbal remedy Uva-Ursi Complex at a dose of 15 drops twice a day.
Populus tremuloides-Rosa acicularis-Arctostaphylos uva-ursi communities usually defined the lower and lateral edges of the grasslands, and occasionally they also occurred, along with Salix glauca thickets, as "islands" of shrubby vegetation on the slopes.
These herbs are known as diuretics and among the best known are uva-ursi and clivers.