Uva ursi, also known as bearberry, is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). The leaves of the plant contain active compounds such as arbutin and hydroquinone which have antibacterial properties.
Uva ursi works by preventing bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder and urinary tract, thereby reducing inflammation and eliminating infection. Apart from treating UTIs, uva ursi is also considered useful in treating certain digestive disorders such as diarrhea and dysentery.
It is believed to have diuretic properties which help in flushing out excess fluids and toxins from the body. However, it is important to use uva ursi under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner as overuse of this herb can lead to side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and liver damage.
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