Uva-ursi Complex 50ml
Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis oral drops is a combination of two distinctive herbs – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Echinacea purpurea.
It is one of Alfred Vogel’s very first herbal products and used to relieve minor urinary complaints associated with cystitis, in women.
gel’s native Switzerland. It also flourishes in many other regions too such as North America, Siberia, the Himalayas and Northern Europe. A bit closer to home, Uva-ursi can be found in Scotland and there even is a hill in the area of Strathnairn known as ‘Cnoc nan Cnàimhseag’ which translates to ‘the hill of the bearberries’.
The plant is short and creeping and produces pink or white bell shaped flowers that bloom in the summer. The berries of the plant are said to be shaped like the human bladder. Bearberry is thus named as it was thought to have been eaten with delight by bears. Humans however discovered its healthcare potential as early as 2 A.D. and the Native Americans soon discovered its ability to help them when they were troubled with their bladders. Unlike bears however, we don’t use the berries but the leaves of the plant.
Uva-ursi herb contains a number of compounds including arbutin and hydroquinone which help to maintain the health of the bladder. The tannins in the herb have an astringent effect.
Alfred Vogel combined Uva-ursi with his favourite herb Echinacea purpurea. This herb was also much loved by the Native American Indians and is well known for its ability to help fight cold and flu infections.
This remedy contains: fresh extracts of Uva-ursi and Echinacea.
Contains the tinctures of fresh aerial parts of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry) 75%, fresh Echinacea purpurea* (Purple Coneflower) herb 23.75% and fresh Echinacea purpurea* (Purple Coneflower) root 1.25%.Alcohol content: 54% v/v
* Organically grown.
Directions for use:
Adults: 15 drops 2 to 3 times a day, in a little water.
Maintenance: 15 drops once daily, in a little water.
Children (2-12 years): 1 drop per year of age twice daily, in a little water.
This product is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant. Keep out of reach and sight of children. If blood is seen in the urine, or if you experience high fever, please contact your doctor immediately.
If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, see your doctor to check that symptoms are not being caused by any underlying medical condition.
Should NOT be taken by the following:
- Men – Cystitis in men is most often caused by an enlarged prostate. Seek advice from a doctor in order to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
- Women under 18 years of age
- Those allergic to Echinacea or plants of the daisy family (Asteracea/Compositae)
- Those allergic to Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
- Those with a tendency to allergies such as hives, allergic eczema or asthma
- Those currently suffering from an autoimmune illness, immune illness or TB.
- Those currently taking an immunosuppressant medicine
Side effects: This product may make your urine appear greenish-brown in colour. This is a harmless effect. Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects although not everybody gets them. The following minor side effects can occur, although the likelihood of these occurring (frequency) is unknown: Digestive symptoms such as nausea and vomiting Allergic reactions such as a skin rash or itching.
If any side effect is serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed above, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.