Prevents Urinary Tract Infection
The tannins in uva-ursi are great for uterine health. The bearberry plant is considered as one of the best antiseptics for treating urinary infections as it helps reduce the bacteria in the urine. It is helpful in treating urinary tract infection (UTI), urolithiasis, and reducing inflammation in that area.
Protects the Immune System
The most powerful chemical compounds, hydroquinones, found in bearberry, act as powerful antibacterial agents that can keep a wide range of diseases away from you. By eliminating harmful agents and foreign substances, bearberries can protect everything from your gut to your skin, acting as a defense against bacteria.
Detoxifies the Body
Bearberry is most commonly used as a natural diuretic. Therefore, it helps eliminate excess salts, fats, water, and toxic materials from your body, simultaneously cleansing the bladder and kidneys.
Bearberry has been used for hundreds of years as a headache reliever. To achieve this particular benefit, you need to smoke the dried leaves of the uva-ursi shrub, which produces a similar effect as the widely known cannabis plant. This narcotic use is one of the more controversial health benefits of bearberry and is looked down upon in many circles, but it has been shown to be an effective headache remedy.
Aids in Pregnancy
The active components of bearberry have been directly connected to prevent miscarriages, ensuring the safety of the mother during pregnancy. Furthermore, after the baby is delivered, there is often a significant amount of pain and inflammation. Eating bearberries or drinking the tea has been used to promote a healthy recovery of the mother by eliminating some of the pain and discomfort.
Bearberry helps in reducing inflammation and therefore is very suitable for people suffering from rheumatism arthritis and the pain associated with it.
Speeds up Healing
A salve can be made from the fruits of the bearberry to form a topical application. This can be directly applied to burns, canker sores, wounds, bruises, or areas of inflammation. The acids of this unique fruit help speed the healing process under the skin, while also reducing inflammation and eliminating pain.
Protects the Stomach
Gastrointestinal issues are very critical and they can affect your overall health badly by destroying the natural balance of helpful bacteria in our gut. Bearberries are known to inhibit the activity of harmful bacteria like E. coli, Proteus vulgaris, and a number of Staphylococcus strains of bacteria, helping our systems stave off these common infections.
High Blood Pressure
Diuretics are often prescribed to treat high blood pressure. However as they also deplete the body’s potassium, it is advisable to increase your intake of fresh vegetables and bananas. Diuretics are also prescribed for congestive heart failure. However, consultation with a doctor before using uva ursi for these reasons is advisable.
Astringent tannins found in this herb are binding and help relieve diarrhea.
We are not able to ship this herb to Japan.