Cowberry leaves

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  • Latin name: Vitis idaea folia
  • ATH code: G04BX
  • Active ingredient: Cowberry leaves (Vitis idaeae folia)
  • Producer: JSC Krasnogorskleksredstva (Russia)


Ursin, hydrochinone, cinchonic, gallic, wine, ellagic and ursolovy acids, tannin, giperozid.

Release form

The Rasitelny raw materials crushed (in the form of powder) in a plastic bag of 25,0 and 50,0 g or the filter packages of 1,2 g No. 20 in a cardboard pack.

Pharmacological action

Diuretic, antiinflammatory, antimicrobic.

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics


Has complex effect (antimicrobic, diuretic, antiinflammatory, cholagogue, knitting, demineralizing). It is active rather golden staphylococcus. Medicinal properties of leaves of cowberry are caused by actively active ingredients which are a part: ursin, vaccinin, lycopene, glycosides, hydrochinone, cinchonic, gallic, wine, ellagic and ursolovy acids, tannin, giperozid, micro and macrocells.

In more detail: Drug increases efficiency of antibiotics, stimulates protective forces of an organism (phagocytosis), participates in process of regulation of a nitrogen metabolism.

The diuretic effect is caused by availability of ursin which is transformed to the free hydrochinone having annoyingly effect on tissues of kidneys at the same time release of urine amplifies. Also promotes increase in diuresis being a part of leaves giperozid from which, in the course of hydrolysis meletin is released. The expressed antimicrobic action is caused by synthesis of the benzoic acid which is formed in the course of transformation of a glycoside of vaccinin. Useful properties of the benzoic acid cause disinfection of urinary tract, are effective at stones in a gall bladder and kidneys, at gout, rheumatism.


There are no data.

Indications to use

In complex treatment of cystitis, an urethritis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, a nephropathy of pregnant women, an edematous syndrome, spondylosis, arthritis, pneumonia, bronchitis, a bronchoectatic disease, tonsillitis, periodontosis, stomatitis, hypoantiacid gastritis, an ulitis, hepatitis.

Contraindications for Cowberry leaves

High sensitivity to drug, a renal failure, a glomerulonephritis, age till 12 flyings, the period of a lactation, exacerbation of stomach ulcer, an urolithiasis. To take to patients hypotensives with caution.

Side effects

Drug is well transferred by most of patients, in rare instances — nausea, vomiting, allergic reactions.

Cowberry leaves, application instruction (Way and dosage)

Infusion of leaves of cowberry is prepared the next way: to place 2 tablespoons (10 g) of the crushed raw materials of leaves of cowberry in the enameled ware or two the filter package with powder, to fill in with one glass of water and to insist 30 minutes on the water bath at the closed cover and frequent stirring. Then, broth to filter, wring out the remained raw materials. The received volume of broth is brought boiled water to 200 ml. Broth before the use needs to be shaken up.

To accept broth from leaves of cowberry inside, the adult on 1/4-1/3 glasses in a warm look 2-3 times a day after meal. The dosage to children after 12 flyings varies from 1 tablespoon to 0,25 glasses. Duration of reception of broth is defined individually and depends on a disease, portability of drug and the reached effect, however, should not use drug more than 14 days in a row.


There are no data.


Not to accept broth of leaves of cowberry along with the HP and food stuffs acidifying urine (ammonium chloride, methionine a hydrochloride).

Terms of sale

Non-prescription dispensing.

Storage conditions

To store at a temperature of 15-25 °C in the place protected from moisture and light. To store ready broth at a temperature of 8-15 °C in no more than two days.

Period of validity

3 years.


There are no structural analogs.

About Cowberry leaves

About drug favorable. According to them cowberry leaves at cystitis are especially effective. "… Often under the terms of work I will experience strong overcooling and practically at once for 2-3 days cystitis begins. Used medicines earlier, and the last several flying, on the advice of the nurse, I make a cowberry leaf. Medicinal properties of leaves of cowberry are not weaker, than medicinal action".

The good result is rendered by cowberry leaves at pregnancy when hypostases develop. "… I made pharmaceutical gathering cowberry as tea and a saw small drafts several times a day. It is impossible to tell that hypostases completely disappeared, but considerably decreased. Here it is important to accept it in the correct dosage and not to be overzealous".


  • Cowberry leaves 1,5g No. 20 filter-paketykrasnogorskleksredstva of joint stock company
  • Cowberry leaves 50gkrasnogorskleksredstva joint stock company
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Section: Antimicrobic
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Education: Graduated from Sverdlovsk medical school (1968 - 1971) as "Paramedic". Graduated from the Donetsk medical institute (1975 - 1981) as "An epidemiologist, a hygienist". Passed postgraduate study in the Central scientific research institute of epidemiology Moscow (1986 - 1989). An academic degree – the candidate of medical sciences (degree is awarded in 1989, protection – the Central scientific research institute of epidemiology Moscow). Numerous advanced training courses are studied in epidemiology and infectious diseases.

Experience: Work as the manager of department of disinfection and sterilization of 1981 - 1992. Work as the manager of department of especially dangerous infections of 1992 - 2010. Teaching activity at Medical institute 2010 - 2013.

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