Uva Ursi Benefits: Snapshot

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.

Alteratives: 5 personal favourites

Looking for a few ideas on which herbs are best for a cleanse? Alteratives are herbs that tone and support optimal function in the body. Here's five of my favourites.