Uva Ursi Leaf, tincture - 2oz (59.15ml)

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Latin (botanical) name: Arctostaphylos uva ursi

Common names: Arberry, Bearberry, Bear's Grape, Kinnikinnick, Mealberry, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Red Bearberry, Sagackhomi, Sandberry, Arberry, Hogberry

Plant Description: The Bearberry, or Uva Ursi, is a small shrub with a single long, fibrous main root that sends out many short, woody, trailing stems. They are covered in brown or reddish bark and form thick masses. Long shoots covered with soft hairs rise upward from the stems. The leaves of Uva Ursi are evergreen and leathery, about an inch long. The upper surface is glossy, dark green with deep veins, and a lighter green underneath. They are rounded at the apex and taper gradually toward the base to a short stalk. All the young leaves are also covered with tiny hairs. Uva Ursi's fruit is a smooth berry about the size of a currant. These berries are bright red, smooth and glossy, with a tough skin encasing mealy pulp and several 1-seeded stones. In May and June, the Bearberry blooms with waxy-looking flowers in drooping racemes, in groups of from 3 to 6. The flowers are bell-shaped and reddish-white, pink, or white with a red lip. Uva Ursi is found all over the northern hemisphere, in the high mountains of Europe, America, and Asia. In North America, it can be found throughout Canada and as far south as Wisconsin and New Jersey.

Dosage: 20-40 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.

Cautions & Interactions: Do not use during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children.

Efficacy Studies & Other Clinical Data:
  • Clinical Studies Uva Ursi
  • Clinical Studies Regarding Cystitis and Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi
Helpful Links:
  • Urology Channel - Urinary Tract Infections (Uva Ursi)
  • Menopause Online - Uva Ursi (Bearberry)
  • Laurus Health - Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Uva Ursi
  • iVillage Complementary Medicine: Uva Ursi
Disclaimer (U.S. Only): These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.