Uva ursi, also known as bearberry, is a plant that is commonly used in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. It contains several compounds, including arbutin, that are believed to have diuretic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Uva ursi is often used in herbal supplements and protein powders for its potential benefits for urinary tract health. It is believed to have antimicrobial properties that can help to fight infections of the urinary tract and reduce inflammation in the bladder.
Some studies have suggested that Uva ursi may also have potential benefits for other health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. However, more research is needed to confirm these effects.
Uva ursi is generally considered safe when used in recommended amounts.