Uva ursi

Scientific Name

Arctostaphylos uva ursi


Also known as bearberry, uva ursi treats urinary tract infections.  It should not be used in high doses, by women who are pregnant, or by those with kidney infections.  Tea made with uva ursi leaves may taste bitter and has been known to cause nausea and vomiting.


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