A Vogel's Uva-Ursi & Echinacea Cystitis oral drops, formerly Uva-Ursi Complex drops, help maintain the health of the bladder and urinary tract. Uva-ursi Complex is a combination of two distinctive herbs – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Echinacea purpurea.
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, A. Vogel 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.
- To help maintain bladder and urinary tract health
- Botanical food supplement
- Fresh herb tincture
Directions: Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis oral drops may be used by adult women over 18 years. Take 15drops of Uva-Ursi Complex in a little water two to five times daily. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids whilst taking this product. This product may make your urine appear greenish-brown in colour. This is a harmless effect.
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. 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.
This remedy contains fresh extracts of Uva-ursi and Echinacea. 1ml of oral liquid contains: 715mg of tincture from fresh Uva-ursi herb (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. herb) (1:4). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 43% m/m 240mg of tincture from fresh Echinacea herb (Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench) (1:12). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 57.3% m/m
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