Bearberry side effects

(Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Sprengel)

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF BEARBERRIES

What are the side effects of bearberry?

Dermatitis: bearberry may cause dermatitis or irritation by direct contact with the skin.

Allergy: Some people may be allergic to this plant.

Urine brownish-green: this plant can discolor urine with a brownish-green color due to the oxidation of hydroquinone it contains.

Bellyache: overdose can produce belly pains as a side effect.

Digestive disorders: if you exceed the recommended dose, it may cause gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea and vomiting. The poisoning is characterized by tinnitus, difficult breathing and convulsions.

Constipation: Because of its tannin content with astringent properties, bearberry treatments can aggravate constipation.

Hepatic impairment: long treatments with this plant (more than 7 days) are contraindicated, since tannins can impair liver in the long-term.

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