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Uva Ursi has a specific antiseptic and astringent effect upon the membranes of the urinary system.
Flavonoids: quercitrin, isoquercitrin, myricacitrin and others
Miscellaneous: tannins, volatile oil, ursolic, malic and gallic acids
Uva Ursi has a specific antiseptic and astringent effect upon the membranes of the urinary system. It will generally soothe, tone and strengthen them. It is specifically used where there is gravel or ulceration in the kidney or bladder.
It may be used in the treatment of infections such aspyelitis and cystitis or as part of a holistic approach to more chronic kidney problems. It has a useful role to play in the treatment of gravel or a calculus in the kidney. With its high astringency it is used in some forms of bedwetting. As a douche it may be helpful in vaginal ulceration and infection.
Ellingwood gives the following specific symptomatolgy:
Its direct influence is upon relaxed conditions of the bladder walls, to which it imparts tone and induces normal contraction. It restrains excessive mucous discharges. He recommends for these indications:
ulceration of the bladder, cystitis, pyelitis, pyelonephritis, gonorrhea.