Uva Ursi is also helpful for chronic diarrhoea. As a nutritional supplement and muscle relaxant, Uva Ursi soothes, strengthens, and tightens irritated and inflamed tissues.
Uva Ursi has a history of medicinal use dating back to the 2nd century. It has been widely used as a diuretic, astringent, and antiseptic.
Folk medicine around the world has recommended Uva Ursi for nephritis, kidney stones, and chronic cystitis.
The herb has also been used as a general tonic for weakened kidneys, liver or pancreas. Native Americans used it as a remedy for headaches, to prevent and cure scurvy and to treat urinary tract infections.
In fact, until the discovery of sulpha drugs and anti-biotics, Uva Ursi was the treatment of choice for such bladder and related infections.