Uva UrsiBearberry, Uva-ursi
Below are the strongest indications of Uva Ursi in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Urinary symptoms most important. Cystitis, with bloody urine. Uterine hemorrhage. Chronic vesical irritation, with pain, tenesmus, and catarrhal discharges. Burning after the discharge of slimy urine. pyelitis. Calculous inflammation. Dyspnoea, nausea, vomiting, pulse small and irregular. Cyanosis. Urticaria without itching.
Frequent urging, with severe spasms of bladder; burning and tearing pain. Urine contains blood, pus, and much tenacious mucus, with clots in large masses. Involuntary; green urine. Painful dysuria.
Compare: Arbutin (a crystallized glucoside of Uva Ursi; found also in Kalmia, Gaultheria and other genera of the family of Ericaceae; given in doses of 3 to 8 grains with sugar three times a day. Used as a urinary antiseptic and diuretic. Arctosphylos manzanita (acts on renal and reproductive organs. Gonorrhoea, vesical catarrh, diabetes, menorrhagia. Tincture of leaves). Vaccinum Myrtillus - Huckleberries - (dysentery; typhoid, keeps intestines aseptic and prevents absorption and reinfection).
Tincture, five to thirty drops. In pyelitis a trituration of the leaves.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.