Scientific Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Other Names: Arberry, Arbutus Uva-Ursi, Arctostaphylos, Bear’s Grape, Crowberry, Foxberry, Hogberry, Kinnikinnick, Manzanita, Mealberry, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Red Bearberry, Rockberry, Sagackhomi, Sandberry, Upland Cranberry, Uva-Ursi
Parts Used: Leaves
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Demulcent, Diuretic, Tonic (Urinary)
Uses: Bed-wetting, Bladder Ulceration, Chronic Kidney Problems, Cystitis, Gonorrhea, Gravel (in Kidney or Bladder), Kidney Stones, Kidney Ulceration, Pyelitis, Pyelonephritis, Urethritis, Urinary Tract Infections, Vaginal Infection, Vaginal Ulceration
Contraindications: Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. Not a suitable remedy if there is a simultaneous infection of the kidneys or kidney disease. Unsuitable for children under 12. Do not use if you are taking diuretics. It is generally advisable to take no longer than 7-10 days at a time to avoid stomach distress and chronic poisoning.
Notes: Uva-ursi means “bear’s grape” in Latin. May turn your urine green.