Uva-ursi clears heat and toxins, reduces inflammation, stimulates kidney activity, and curbs infec- tion. In the urinary tract arbutin, one of this herb's constituents, is converted to hydroquinine, which helps to alkalinize the urine, thereby inhibiting urinary tract infection. Uva-ursi also soothes and promotes the healing of urinary tissue.
Chanca piedra is used as a “stone breaker” in both human and veterinary herbal medicine. It is a favourite natural treatment for kidney problems in guinea pigs and hamsters. Scientists are investigating several compounds in the herb as antiviral treatments for hepatitis B and HIV.
Rosemary tonifies the nervous system, improves peripheral circulation, promotes warmth, invigorates the lungs, curbs infection, promotes immunity, and uplifts the spirits.