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Uva Ursi Complex, Uva-ursi or Bearberry is a small woody shrub, which thrives in the mountains of Alfred Vogelís native Switzerland. The origin of its name is unclear but it is suggested that bears may have eaten the fruit with relish.
The herb is first mentioned in 13th Century texts and it found a place in all the herbal traditional reference works and in most modern Pharmacoepias. Uva-ursi is a small plant found in Europe. It has small peculiarly-shaped flowers, which some consider to resemble a bladder.
Uva-ursi herb contains a number of compounds including arbutin and hydroquinone which help to maintain the health of the bladder. The tannins in the herb have an astringent effect.
Adults: 15 drops twice a day, in a little water.
Acute situations: 20 drops once a day, in a little water.
Children: 1 drop per year of age (2-12 years) twice a day, in a little water.
The hydrolysis of arbutin, which produces hydroquinone, takes place most easily in an alkaline environment. It is thus best to avoid high protenin foods, tea. Coffee and alcohol, whilst increasing fruit ) apart from citrus fruit and vegetables in the diet.
Duration of Administration
No restrictions to long term use.
100g of fresh plant tincture typically contains the tinctures of:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry) 75g;
Echinacea purpurea (purple Cone Flower) 25g;
(Alcohol content: approx. 54%)
A Healthcare Professional should be consulted if there is any doubt as to the nature of the problem, if symptoms persist unchanged for more than one week or if there is a fever or blood in the urine.
Pregnancy and Nursing:
This product should not be used unless directed by a Healthcare Professional
Code - Biof/40408/WSH
Caution: If you have a medical condition, consult your health practitioner before taking any supplements. Always read the label first.