- Supports the urinary system.
Uva Ursi, also known as bearberry, is a bush found in mountainous regions which is used by herbalists to support the urinary system. Native Americans called this plant kinnikinnick or mountain cranberry. The bearberry name comes from the fact that even bears enjoy eating the fruits of this plant. You will find wild uva ursi growing in certain regions of Europe and North America. The majority of uva ursi used for commercial herbal products is found in Spain.
Uva Ursi leaves contain arbutin, which has antiseptic properties. This plant also has lots of Vitamin A, manganese and iron. In addition, it is a rich source of tannins. The most common use for this plant is for relieving urinary tract infections and maintaining a healthy urinary system. It may also be used for kidney and liver support. Each Nature’s Sunshine capsule contains 440 mg uva ursi leaves. This supplement should not be taken with Cranberry and Buchu concentrate.