Other: bearberry, kinnickinick
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
Plant Family: Ericaceae
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 traditionally.
Dried leaves and stem fragments.
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.
No known precautions.
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