Bearberry Leaf Extract (Uva Ursi) Powder
Bearberry Leaf has historically been used as a substitute for tobacco by the Native Americans in their ceremonial pipes since it resulted in a more tolerable smoking experience. The somewhat informal name Bearberry is translated from the Latin, 'Uva Ursi' which translates more literally as 'bear grape'. The berries that the plant produces are known to be a favorite of bears. Aside from these various nicknames, the plant also goes by the name Hogberry and Rockberry. The full scientific name is Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi. Unfortunately, the berries produced by the shrub are not fit for human consumption. Arbutin is a substance contained in Bearberry Leaf which is known to act as a diuretic and an antiseptic for urine.
Health Benefits Provided by Bearberry Leaf
Bearberry leaf naturally contains Glycosides such as the aforementioned Arbutin as well as Ericolin and Methylarbutin. It also has many Flavonoids, Allantoin, Hydroquinone, Ellagic acid, Malic acid, Gallic acid, Tannins, and Ursolic acid. Aside from these, it has vitamin and mineral content including Vitamin A, Manganese, Iron, Silicon, and Selenium, all of which are essential for good health. The Arbutin in Bearberry Leaf can provide many benefits to the bladder, including pain relief from a variety of urinary issues such as cystitis, kidney stones, nephritis and other bladder stones. On top of that, the Arbutin acts as an antiseptic agent after it has been converted into Glucose and Hydroquinones in the urinary tract, which keeps the body's urine uninfected.
Supplement FactsServing size: 760 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Bearberry Leaf Extract (Arctostaphylos uva ursi)... 760mg||*|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
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As a dietary supplement, take 760mg one or two times daily with meals, or as directed by physician. Not for long term use.
Serving Size & Timing
Bearberry Leaf supplement should be taken in 760mg doses anywhere from once to twice daily with a meal, depending on intended effect. See a physician before taking if you are on any other supplements or medications. This product is not meant to be used in the long term and should only be taken to assist through shorter periods.
CONCENTRATION OF BEARBERRY LEAF
The powdered product has a tan color to it and should be stored in an area away from light, heat and moisture.
BEARBERRY LEAF SIDE EFFECTS
Be warned that using Bearberry Leaf powder over an extended period of time may result in liver damage, and it should not be used by individuals suffering any kind of kidney or digestive disease.
The hydroquinones present in Bearberry Leaf supplement may cause the urine to take on a greenish hue, but this is not dangerous in any way. Side effects that may present themselves in short-term use include a variety of mild gastrointestinal issues like nausea, vomiting and stomach upset; some may experience dizziness, insomnia, increase in heart rate and general irritability as well. Taking too much at once can also result in trouble breathing, brief tinnitus, convulsions, delirium and even collapse. Do not take lightly or without knowing what you are doing.
Bearberry should be avoided by any woman that is nursing or pregnant, and children should also avoid it unless specifically consulting with a doctor first. In addition, individuals should avoid taking Bearberry Leaf with any acidic or Vitamin C-rich food or drink (such as anything involving citrus fruits). Any prolonged use of acidic agents should be ceased before taking a course of Bearberry.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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