Uva Ursi folium also known as bearberry leaf is used in Zen’s Uric acid tea blend Gout-B-Gone.
The Uva Ursi Leaf has been traditionally used to treat symptoms of lower urinary tract infections. The most representative constituent of this herbal drug is arbutin that is rapidly absorbed in the small intestine and undergoes hepatic conjugation to form hydroquinone (HQ) conjugates. Quote from “Risk assessment of free hydroquinone derived from Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi folium herbal preparations.” International journal of toxicology.
In proper dosages the Uva Ursi leaf can be used to strengthen the urinary tract system, aids in digestion, and supports healthy kidney function. “Uva ursi can reduce bacteria in the urine. It can also reduce swelling (inflammation), and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.” (Source)
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