Bearberry

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Bärentraubenblätter; Bearberry Leaves; Busserole; Busserole, feuille de; Gayuba; Liść mą; Medvědicový list; Medveszo˝lo˝levél; Meškauogiu lapai; Mjölonrisblad; Ptarmiganberry Leaves; Sianpuolukanlehti; Uvae ursi folium; Uva-Ursi.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur. and Jpn.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Bearberry Leaf). The whole or cut dried leaves of the bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. It contains not less than 7.0% of anhydrous arbutin, calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Bearberry has been reported to be a diuretic, bacteriostatic, and astringent and has been used in the treatment of urinary-tract disorders.

Homoeopathy.

Bearberry has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Uva ursi; Uva ur.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Braz.: Uromed; Cz.: List Medvedice Lecive†; Medvedice†; Ger.: Cystinol Akut; Uvalysat; Mex.: Uvavid†; Pol.: Uversan. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Ajolip; KLB6 Fruit Diet; Water Pill c Potasio†; Austral.: Althaea Complex; Bioglan Cranbiotic Super; Cranberry Complex; De Witts New Pills; Extralife Fluid-Care; Extralife PMS-Care; Extralife Uri-Care; Fluid Loss†; Herbal Diuretic Formula†; Medinat PMT-Eze†; Profluid†; Protemp†; Urinase†; Uva-Ursi Complex†; Uva-Ursi Plus†; Austria: Uropurat; Braz.: Composto Anticelulitico†; Emagrevit†; Lisian†; Pilulas De Witt’s†; Canad.: Herbal Diuretic; Chile: Primacy Phyto +†; Cz.: Blasenund Nierentee†; Species Urologicae Planta; Urcyston Planta; Urologicka Cajova Smes; Fr.: Mediflor Tisane Antirhumatismale No 2; Mediflor Tisane No 4 Diuretique; Uromil; Urophytum†; Ger.: Arctuvan; Harntee STADA; Presselin Nieren-Blasen K 3†; Prostatin F†; Israel: Jungborn; Mex.: Noxivid; NZ: De Witts Pills†; Pol.: Nefrosept; Urofort; Port.: Asic†; Rilastil Dermo Solar; Rus.: Herbion Urological Drops (Гербион Урологические Капли); Spain: Genurat; Urisor†; Switz.: Demonatur Dragees pour les reins et la vessie; Dragees S pour les reins et la vessie; Strath Gouttes pour les reins et la vessie; Tisane pour les reins et la vessie; Urinex; UK: Antitis; Aqua Ban Herbal; Backache; Backache Relief; Cascade; De Witt’s K & B Pills; Diuretabs; HealthAid Boldo-Plus; HRI Water Balance; Kas-Bah; Modern Herbals Water Retention; Prementaid; Sciargo; Tabritis; Uvacin; Watershed.
Published January 10, 2019.