People say spring is time for deep-cleaning, and whether it be your home, body, or mind, now is the time to clean house. After a long winter spent indoors, fighting colds and eating your favorite sugary foods, you’ll want to find the perfect herbal remedy to clean out your system before summer.
Uva ursi for a Cleaner You
For over two thousand years this small evergreen shrub has been the go-to herbal solution for urinary tract infections. Due to an astringent compound called arbuten, Uva ursi has the potential to soothe irritation by acting directly on the urinary tract’s mucus membranes. Not only does it ease the process of urination but it also helps fight infection and reduce inflammation. This little herb has cleansing capabilities far beyond the urinary tract, however. Here are just a few benefits it can provide:
- Powerful diuretic action – Natural diuretic compounds like ursolic acid help increase the quantity of urine and promote the frequency of urination. Because of this, the herb may help flush out toxins and uric acid that can lead to painful conditions like gout and bladder stones.
- Soothing astringent qualities – Astringent tannins in Uva ursi help to strengthen and soothe damaged tissues in the digestive tract; they can also reduce symptoms of diarrhea.
- Antimicrobial properties – Research conducted in-vitro has found that preparations made with Uva ursi show antibacterial activity against a range of bacteria including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans.
- Weight loss support – By increasing urine flow and flushing out toxins, Uva ursi provides the added benefit of reducing water retention and bloating. In other words, it can make you feel and look thinner very quickly while supporting long-term weight-loss plans.
How to Take Your Herbs
Uva ursi can be prepared in a tea or taken in capsule form, such as these all-natural Uva ursi Capsules by the Dr. Clark Research Association. This herb is also part of our more rigorous Complete Kidney Cleanse program, if you’d like a deeper cleanse.
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