||Bearberry, Ura ursi, Manzanita
|Studies on Diabetes
||A study of streptozotocin-diabetic rats decreased hyperphagia, polydipsia and body weight but did not alter glucose or insulin concentrations (Swanston-Flatt 1989).
||Urinay Tract infections, inflammation, edema (Johnson 2002).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Arbutin, tannin, allantoin, isoquercetin, hyperin, wisene (Kay 1996).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||Arbutin hydrolyzes to hydroquinone in alkaline urine; in very large doses hydroquinone can be toxic leading to shock and death. May cause uterine contractions. May turn urine green. Tannins can cause gastrointestinal upset (Kay 1996, Johnson 2002).
|Potential Medication Interactions
||No clinical medication interactions were found.