Cold maceration of the dried and powdered leaves may
increase the the percentage of arbutin and other active
hydroquinones and lower tannin content. The hot tea is
considered styptic, astringent, antibacterial.
Function: Diuretic, to increase
urine flow, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, prevents kidney
stone formation in lab animals, Approved by Commission E
(Germany) for treating infections of the urinary tract.
Traditionally used for urogenital and and biliary tract
Commercially Available dried,
powdered capsules and whole leaves. Also, in homeopathic
Contraindications: Do not
use during pregnancy and while nursing. Avoid acidic foods
when using the tea to treat urogenital and biliary tract
diseases. Prolonged use may damage liver and inflame and
irritate bladder and kidneys. Not recommended for
CAUTION: As with all herbal medicinal therapies use under the supervision of a trained holistic
health care practitioner.