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Uva Ursi

  • Arctostaphylos uva ursi
  • Origin: Croatia
Uva Ursi

SKU
u_u1oz

Common Name

Standardized: uva-ursi
Other: bearberry, kinnickinick

Botanical Name

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
Plant Family: Ericaceae

Overview

Introduction

Closely related to cranberry and blueberry, uva ursi is a low-lying evergreen perennial bush whose berries are a favorite of bears, hence the name "bearberry." However, it is the leaves that are used medicinally.

Constituents

Arbutin, hydroquinone, tannins, iridoids, flavonoids, volatile oils, ursolic, malic and gallic acids.

Parts Used

Dried leaves and stem fragments.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea or tincture. Frequently combined with buchu, cleavers, dandelion leaf, parsley fruit, or juniper berries. May also be taken in capsule form.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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