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COMMON NAME

Standardized: uva-ursi

Other: bearberry, kinnickinick

BOTANICAL NAME

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.

Plant Family: Ericaceae

OVERVIEW

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.

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.

 

 

PURCHASE UVA URSI HERB EXTRACT

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Unless otherwise stated, this information courtesy of MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS, with full, written permission for reuse. For further traditional information concerning UVA URSI (Bearberry) , please visit this excellent resource from Botanical.com.  Used with full, written permission.