Arctostaphylos uva ursi is a low-growing, evergreen shrub native to mountainous regions throughout the northern hemisphere. Uva ursi is a member of the Ericaceae family with thick leaves and clusters of urn-shaped flowers.
Traditionally used as a tea or tincture. Frequently combined with buchu, cleavers, dandelion leaf, parsley fruit, or juniper berries. May also be taken in capsule form.
Energetics: Warming, drying and constricting.
Properties: Antiseptic and diuretic. Great for kidney, UTI and bladder infections, and other urogenital problems.
Precautions: Not recommended for long term use.
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