Bearberry (Uva Ursi) Bladder Infection Tea

Bearberry (Uva Ursi) bladder infection tea

bearberry leaves and berries

For relief from bladder infections infuse 1 1/2 grams of dried uva ursi (bearberry) leaves in a 750 ml (about 3 cups of water) and drink 3 times a day. Avoid sugar and animal products.

Cautions: Short term use only, no more than two weeks at a time, no more than 5 times a year. Not for children, pregnant or nursing women. Those with with severe liver or kidney disease should not use it.
Uva Ursi *
Additions: Stevia
Variations: Frequently combined with other herbs to fight urinary infections such as buchu, cleavers, dandelion leaf, parsley,or juniper berries
Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Uva ursi's tough leather leaves are nearly impervious to water, the best method is to soak overnight, then bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes. Start with 3 cups of water this amount will reduce to about 2 cups during the boiling process. Alternatively, soak the leaves in brandy for a week, then use them to make tea.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Bladder Infection (UTI) :Drinking herbal teas is a time tested method of combating bladder and urinary tract infections.
  • Herbal Decoctions :Unlike infusions, decoctions are boiled. Woody roots, non-aromatic seeds and barks are suited to this method. Tools: You will need a non-reactive, heavy saucepan. I use a Corningware 1 quart pan
  • Infection :Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
  • Kidney :Herbs used for kidney infection and kidney stone treatment are often diuretic
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