Uva Ursi Benefits and Side Effects for Bladder Infection Uva Ursi Benefits and Side Effects for Bladder Infection

Uva Ursi Benefits and Side Effects for Bladder Infection

by Gale
(Toronto)

I had a lot of luck in using uva ursi to treat bladder infections. I find that the tincture is best for me and the dose recommended is 5 mL taken four times daily.



My herbalist told me that it contains many active chemicals one of which is hydroquinone. This chemical destroys bacteria.

Of course, I drink cranberry juice daily so that I don't get bladder infections in the first place but it's great to know that the herb uva ursi can get the job done when I need it. It also works like a prescription water pill acting as a diuretic.

I should mention that I also take vitamin C to keep my immune system in top shape. You should not ignore the health benefits of taking this important vitamin.

There are very few side effects as long as you keep within the recommended dosage. I am so glad that I haven't experienced any side effects at all.

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Jul 27, 2011
Uva Ursi for Bladder Infection
by: Tom

Moranella morganii is commonly found in the intestine. When you have this bacteria, you may experience urinary tract infections, tissue infections, meningitis and arthritis from blood infection.

Antibiotics usually work in 92% in curing the infection. Example of antibiotics that work include ciprofloxacin, cefuroxime and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.

Uva ursi may be something to consider using in addition to antibiotics or as a preventative treatment in repeat infections.

Check with your family doctor first to make sure the bladder infection is not caused by some other underlying health conditions.

Jul 24, 2011
Morganella morgani
by: Anonymous

I had that infection (Morganella morganni) twice I took antiobiotics but it did not work out for me.

I wonder if uva ursi is right for me.

Mar 31, 2010
Uva Ursi Benefits and Side Effects
by: Tom

Your feedback on using Uva Ursi for treating bladder infection (cystitis) is greatly appreciated.

The health benefits of uva ursi is supported by research studies in both lab and animal studies.

Side Effects
There are few side effects reported but might include stomach discomfort and nausea. Some people find that it may change the color of the urine but this is a harmless effect.

Dosage to Use
Typically 1.5 to 4 grams of the dried herb powder is used. Steep in about 150 mL of cold water for 24 hours and then filter. Drink one cup up to four times daily.

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