uva ursi

April 3, 2018
antibacterial

Antibacterial

There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 9, 2018

Wild Cranberry / Uva Ursi / Bearberry (Arcotostaphylos uva-ursi) Research

Latin Name: Arcotostaphylos uva-ursi Family: Ericaeae GENERAL ACHS (2017). Course Materail:  HERB502, Uva Ursi Monograph.  www.achs.edu Upton, R., Graff, A., Jolliffe, G., Länger, R., & Williamson, E. (Eds.). (2016). American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy-Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines. CRC Press. Natural Standard (2015).  Uva Ursi Monograph. www.naturalstandard.com ANTIOXIDANT Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of […]
April 9, 2018
Urinary System

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]