Uva-Ursi Information

 

Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi

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Most Common Name: Uva-Ursi
Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi
Also Known As (other names): Bearberry, Arburtus Uva-Ursi, Hogberry (not to be confused with Hawthorn), Kinnikinnick, Upland Cranberry

This rather untidy evergreen bush is found in the wild Europe, Northern America, British Isles and Asia but has been domesticated all over the world. It has small pink flowers and produces bright red berries late in summer. Use of this herb dates back to Medieval Europe.

The entire plant is frequently harvested but the leaves are by far the best. These are harvested early in summer, when young, and dried before using.

Do not administer to pregnant women, nursing mothers or children.

It is used for, or in treatment of:

 DiureticPain controlAstringent
Bladder and Kidney infections  

 

Administered as:

InfusionTeaCapsules
Tablets  

What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture

 

Constituents (i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):

 ArbutinEricolinMethyl ArbutinGallic acid
UrsoneTannin  

 

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