Botanical Benefits Uva Ursi was used to treat kidney and bladder infections for centuries, long before antibiotics arrived on the scene. Its active ingredient, arbutin, acts as a diuretic neutralizing harmful acids and pathogens, as it passes through the urinary tract. Juniper berry, Corn Silk, Horsetail, Parsley, and Goldenrod all exhibit soothing, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Burdock root helps eliminate uric acid, as it aids the kidney ability to filter out impurities. Pipsissewa leaf, derived its name from the Cree Indian Tribe to mean “broken into small pieces.” The tribe recognized the herb for its ability to dissolve kidney stones.