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Herbal Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Releases the

Body Toxins through Kidney Urinary Secretion

By Kyle J. Norton

Scientists may have found a functional herbal medicine that process a

significant effect in promoting the secretion of toxin through increasing the
urinary flow, some studies suggested.

Diuretic effect is the activity of substances that promote urinary secretion.

Many diuretics medicine can interfere with the functioning kidney in the
regulation the levels of water in the body, leading to worsening kidney
function and abnormal electrolyte levels.

Certain medications that treat conditions of high blood pressure, glaucoma

and edema can damage the kidney function by overworking the kidney in
water release.

Dr. Yusra Habib Khan, the lead author in the study "Chronic Kidney
Disease, Fluid Overload and Diuretics: A Complicated Triangle" said, "The
use of diuretics was associated with adverse renal outcomes indicated by
decline in eGFR (Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a measure of the
function of the kidneys) and increased risk of (renal replacement therapy)
RRT initiation in our cohort of NDD-CKD patients".

Therefore, intake of medicine that has a negative effect in kidney function

and diuretics medicine should be taken with extreme care. If you are
currently taking some of the above medicine, please make that you know the
adverse effects.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is one of the species of Bearberry, in the genus

Arctostaphylos, belonging to the family Ericaceae, native to northern North
America, Asia, and Europe.

The herb has been used in traditional medicine as a diuretic agent and to
treat urinary problems, including bladder infections, kidney infection, kidney
stone, pelvic pain, etc.
Besides the major constituents of phenolic glycoside arbutin, tannins, and
flavonoids, the herbal medicine also contains free hydroquinocoumaric
acidaric acid, caffeic acid, salicylic acid, flavonoid quercetin, and triterpenes
ursolic acid.

Because of increased awareness of conventional medication's side effects,

there is increasing interest in the health and wellness benefits of herbs and
botanicals. According to the Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, in an animal
study, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and hydroalcoholic extracts increased urine
flow. Urinary sodium excretion in rats.
Use of herbal diuresis should be taken with care and under professional
prescription as the application may have a strong effect in the increase of
urine flow rates to induce renal clearance of the toxicant.

In the article written by Michael E. Peterson DVM, MS, in Small Animal

Toxicology (Third Edition), 2013, the author wrote, intoxications that are
most likely to respond to force diuresis are those with a high level of renal
excretion of the primary toxicant (e.g., bromide, lithium, amphetamine,
phenobarbital, and salicylate).

Protein-bound toxins are not cleared efficiently by diuresis.

However, the patient must not be anuric or significantly oliguric

The primary problems associated with force diuresis include potential fluid
overload and electrolyte abnormalities.

Michael E. Peterson DVM, MS, continued, "The practitioner should

monitor for hyponatremia, hypokalemia, water intoxication, pulmonary
edema, and cerebral edema. Additionally, some toxins such as tricyclic
antidepressants and many sedative-hypnotics increase the patient’s
susceptibility to interstitial pulmonary edema. Forced diuresis is
contraindicated in these intoxications"

These results suggested that although herbal Arctostaphylos uva-ursi may be

potent to detox the body toxin through increasing the urinary secretion.
However, caution should be taken to prevent damage to kidney and kidney
Please make sure you only take the Arctostaphylos uva-ursi extract with the
permission of the specialists in the related field.

However, additional data collection large example size and multi-centers

studies performed with human consumption of the whole food or its
bioactive compounds during the course of the disease will be necessary to
complete the picture ofHerbal Arctostaphylos uva-ursi diuretic possibilities.

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Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrition, All right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research
papers have been written and published online, including worldwide health,
ezine articles, article base, health blogs, self-growth, best before it's news,
the karate GB daily, etc.,.
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Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as
international journal Pharma and Bioscience, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Effect of extracts of Orthosiphon stamineus Benth, Hieracium
pilosellaL., Sambucus nigra L. and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. in
rats BY Beaux D, Fleurentin J, Mortier F.(PubMed)
(2) Toxicologic Decontamination by Michael E. Peterson DVM, MS, in
Small Animal Toxicology (Third Edition), 2013. (Science Direct)