AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Saw Uva Ursi Extract capsules.
Uva ursi extract comes from the uva ursi plant, an evergreen shrub with dark, fleshy leaves and small clusters of bell-shaped flowers. Uva ursi is a plant in the genus Arctostaphylos (Manzanita). It is grown in the northern hemisphere relatively commonly in multiple continents. It has traditionally been used for generations as a urinary tract antiseptic and diuretic. It can be used as a general tonic.
Uva ursi extract has astringent properties that relax muscles and strengthens irritated and inflamed tissue. It helps to neutralize acidity and increase urine flow. This reduces bloating, making it beneficial to losing weight. It is useful for chronic diarrhea. The astringent properties also help those who have bed wetting problems. Externally, people have used the extract for cuts and sprains.
Uva ursi leaf contains hydroquinone and derivatives, which help treat urinary tract infections such as cystitis, urethritis, and nephritis. Arbutin is an important active compound. It is absorbed in the stomach and has antimicrobial, astringent, and disinfectant properties that help to soothe irritation, reduce inflammation, and prevent infection. The astringent helps to shrink the top layers of mucous membranes, thus relieving irritation. The antimicrobial effects of uva ursi have been shown effective in studies against E. Coli.
Uva ursi extract also has cardiovascular benefitsit has helped to treat high blood pressure. Diuretics treat high blood pressure and may be prescribed for congestive heart failure. Allantoin in the uva ursi helps to treat cold sores, herpes, and vaginal infections. Astringent tannins in uva ursi help to relieve diarrhea. Other benefits of the herb include positive effects on swelling of the urinary tract, painful urination, constipation, and bronchitis. Uva ursi can help reduce bacteria in the urine.
Take uva ursi extract in moderation as directed to. Side effects and symptoms of high dosages include ringing in the ears, nausea, cyanosis, convulsions, and collapse. In the most severe cases, it may cause liver damage, eye or breathing problems, convulsions, and death.