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Bearberry, Arctostaphylos, Pinguica Uva-Ursi

Bearberry, Arctostaphylos, Pinguica Uva-Ursi

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*UVA URSI

Bearberry Arctostaphylos

Pinguica 

Kinnikinnick

Edible Parts

The bright red berries are edible and young leaves are often used as tea.

Other Name(s):

Arberry, Arbousier, Arbousier Traînant, Arbutus uva-ursi, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Beargrape, Bearsgrape, Bussserole, Common Bearberry, Faux Buis, Hogberry, Kinnikinnik, Manzanita, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Petit Buis, Ptarmigan Berry, Raisin de Renard, Raisin d’Ours, Raisin d’Ours Commun, Red Bearberry, Redberry, Rockberry, Sagackhomi, Sandberry, Uva del Oso, Uva Ursi Extract, Uvae Ursi Folium.

Bitter sweet fruit little berries, in herbalism, and traditional usage, reports good for urinary infections, used as a laxative, though more research are warranted. As with any herbs, see our disclaimer. 

SIDE EFFECTS

Uva ursi is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth short-term (for up to one month). It can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, and a greenish-brown discoloration of the urine.

However, uva ursi is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in high doses or long-term. It can cause liver damage, eye problems, breathing problems, convulsions, and death.

*Disclaimer
Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.
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