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Uva Ursi

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 22, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • Arbutus uva ursi
  • Arctostaphylos adenotricha
  • Arctostaphylos coactylis
  • Arctostaphylos media
  • Arctostaphylos officinalis
  • Arctostaphylos procumbens
  • Arctostaphylos uva ursi
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  • Mairania uva-ursi
  • Uva-ursi buxifolia
  • Uva-ursi procumbens
  • Uvae ursi folium
  • Achelblätter
  • Achelkraut
  • Arberries
  • Arberry
  • Arbousier
  • Arbousier Traînant
  • Arbutus Uva-Ursi
  • Arctostaphylos
  • Arctostaphylos uva ursi (L.) Sprenge folium
  • Bear Berries
  • Bear Berry
  • Bear's Grape
  • Bearberries
  • Bearberry
  • Beargrape
  • Beredruif
  • Berry Leaves
  • Brockberry
  • Busserole
  • Bärenkraut
  • Bärentraube
  • Bärentraubenblätter
  • Common Bearberries
  • Common Bearberry
  • Coralillo
  • Crowberry
  • Dogberry
  • Enab Edhdhib
  • Faux Buis
  • Feuille de Busserole
  • Feuille de Raisin D'ours
  • Folia Artostaphyli
  • Folia Garjubae
  • Folia Uvae-Ursi
  • Folia Vaccinil Ursi
  • Foxberry
  • Gayuba
  • Herba Garjubae
  • Hog Cranberry
  • Hogberries
  • Hogberry
  • Hojas de Gayuba
  • Kinnikinnick
  • Leesikas
  • Lisc Maçznicy
  • Manzanita
  • Mealyberry
  • Medvescölölevel
  • Moosebeerenblätter
  • Mountain Box
  • Mountain Cranberries
  • Mountain Cranberry
  • Petit Buis
  • Pinemat Manzanita
  • Ptarmigan Berry
  • Raisin D'ours
  • Raisin de Renard
  • Raisin d’Ours Commun
  • Red Bearberries
  • Red Bearberry
  • Redberries
  • Redberry
  • Rockberries
  • Rockberry
  • Sagackhomi
  • Sagochomi
  • Sandberries
  • Sandberry
  • Sandblätter
  • Upland Cranberry
  • Uva del Oso
  • Uva Ursi Extract
  • Uvae Ursi Folium
  • Uvaursina
  • Uwaurushi
  • Wolfsbeerenblätter

What is this product used for?

Some people use uva ursi to help with problems with the urinary tract. Others believe it increases the amount of urine you pass. Some people use it to help with hard stools. Others will use uva ursi to help with a rash or breathing problems like bronchitis. People with arthritis may also use it to help with pain.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Kidney problems

    • Liver problems

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Urine may be green or dark brown in color

  • Rash

  • Vision changes

  • Trouble breathing

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad headache

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Seizures

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