- To help maintain bladder and urinary tract health
- Botanical food supplement
- Fresh herb tincture
Uva-ursi or Bearberry is a small woody shrub, which thrives in the mountains of Alfred Vogel’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.
Adults and children over 12 years: 15 drops 2 to 3 times a day, in a little water.
This product is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
Do not take if you are allergic to Echinacea or any other members of the daisy family.
Seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies.
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Store in a cool place.
Contains the tinctures of: fresh aerial parts of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry) 75%, fresh Echinacea purpurea* (Purple Coneflower) herb 25%.
Alcohol content: 54% v/v.
* Organically grown.