Bearberry {Arctostaphylos uva-ursi}

Bearberry is most commonly used in the treatment of kidney and bladder infections. Bearberry is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and astringent. Due to its antibacterial properties Bearberry has been used in treating E.Coli. Due to its high astringency Bearberry has been used in cases of bed wetting.

Family Ericaceae

Habitat Northern part of Europe and America

Parts used Leaves (picked green in Autumn)

Associated Systems
Immune System, Male Reproductive System, Urinary System

Immune Antimicrobial, Male Reproductive Urinary Anti-Inflammatory, Male Reproductive Antimicrobial, Male Reproductive Demulcent, Urinary Anti-Inflammatory, Urinary Antimicrobial, Urinary Demulcent, Urinary AstringentAnti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial (tissue specificity to urinary tract), Astringent, Demulcent, Renal anti-septic

Chronic urinary bladder irritation, Cystitis, Urinary catarrh, pain, tenesmus, Weak bladder, Alkaline urine, Heaviness in perineal area

Hydroquinone glycosides (arbutin), Tannins, Resins, Flavonoids: Quercitin, Polyphenolic acids (ursolic, gallic & ellagic), Allantoin, Volatile oil, Glycosides

Note: The whole plant is more effective than isolated arbutin.

Warnings & Interactions: 1A {Safety Chart}

These monographs are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.
. Teachings by John Redden


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