Uva-Ursi Leaf

Herb Basics


| September/October 2003



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By Christopher Hobbs

Common names: Uva-ursi, bearberry, kinnikinnik, upland cranberry

Latin name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Family: Ericaceae

Part used: Leaf

Medicinal uses: Uva-ursi, with its urinary antiseptic properties, can be helpful for bladder infections or mild kidney infections. It’s an effective diuretic that helps clean and heal the urinary tract.

Forms commonly used: Tea made from bulk herb, tincture.





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