Uva Ursi

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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.

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