gayuba  arctostaphylos uva ursi

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gayuba  arctostaphylos uva ursi
Other Names:

Trawlers, Madroño Dredger, Manzanilla Shepherd, Grapes of Bear, Grapes of Zorro.

When there were bears in the mountains of Europe, enjoyed eating with small berries in the gayuba, which by its shape and flavor, apples seem small flour. They are edible, although the.

medicinal properties of the plant lie mostly in its leaves. The use of gayuba goes back to distant times in the countries of northern Europe, but the major botanical classics, Greeks and Romans, were unaware of this plant. In the eighteenth century were already known, throughout Europe and America, the excellent properties of this plant for the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract.

Habitat: Although it is native to northern Europe and Asia, today is widespread across Europe and North America. In Spain is in the middle east. It abounds in land and rocky slopes of the mountains.

Description: woody subshrub of the family of Ericaceae, which reaches 15 to 30 cms. tall. Their stems are long and dredgers, and the leaves are evergreen, fleshy, small and dark green. The flowers are rounded, white or pink. Da soft fruit bright red.

Used parts: the leaves.

Properties and indications: the leaves of the gayuba contain abundant tannins, which give them an astringent action, flavonoid glycosides, which determines its action slightly diuretic, and fat and conifers. But the principle is the most important asset arbutina, whose phenolic glycoside Genina is hydroquinone. This substance provides a powerful antiseptic and anti - inflammatory action on urinary organs, and is eliminated in the urine. For hydroquinone exert its action, is required to take urine alkaline reaction because it is inactivated when the pH is acidic. This poses no problem for those who lead a vegetarian diet, then remove urine alkaline. However, those who follow a system rich in meats and seafood, produce acidic urine, and gayuba does not act on them. It should, therefore, that during treatment with gayuba will follow a vegetarian diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which in addition to alkaline urine and allow the acting gayuba, has a positive effect on urinary disorders. Urine can also temporarily taking alkaline sodium bicarbonate, although its action takes little time and baking is not free of side effects. Since germs producers of urinary tract infections often become resistant to antibiotics and antiseptics usual, the gayuba offers a viable alternative to treat these conditions, though, in case of urinary tract infection, it is always necessary to consult with the doctor. The gayuba, alone or supplemented by other treatments, is shown in the following cases:

Pyelonephritis: is the infection of the renal pelvis (cavity that exists within the kidney) which collects the urine produced. This condition is accompanied by fever in needles (intermittent high fever) cloudy urine and pain in the kidneys. The gayuba, was eliminated in the urine, its active principles, acts as antiseptic and anti - inflammatory.

Cystitis (infection and inflammation of the urinary bladder) the gayuba calm the stinging sensation and irritation that occurs when you urinate. It is particularly effective in chronic cystitis rebels to other treatments.

Urethritis: infection of the urethra, which in some cases it may be home venereum.

Prostatitis, almost always produced as a result of a urinary infection.

Kidney stones and Arenillas: although according to some estimates dissolves urinals, this has not been proven. In any case, has a beneficial effect on these conditions, to prevent the infection of urine that often accompany.

The gayuba communicates a greenish color to urine, indicating that the treatment is proving effective.

Use: decoction of 50 - 60 grams of dried leaves and crushed, wet previously for 3 - 4 hours per liter of water, boil for 15 minutes and have a cup every 3 - 4 hours, it should be spacing no more shots, then the active ingredients are eliminated quickly through the urine. Maceration of 50 to 60 sheets in one liter of water, then let stand for 24 hours, then slip and take 3 cups daily slightly heated, it is a good alternative to take gayuba without suffering the effects of tannin, but its effects are less intense than those of the decoction. There are various pharmaceutical preparations based extract gayuba, the doctor can prescribe in accordance with the patient's condition.

Precautions: Treatment with gayuba should not last more than 10 days in a row. If necessary, you can repeat past few weeks. Some people with sensitive stomachs may have gastrointestinal intolerance to the tannin - containing leaves of the gayuba. In such cases, it is recommended lowering the concentration of tea (make only 20 to 30 bouquets of leaves) and simultaneously make charcoal, which absorbs tannins.

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