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Uva Ursi is an evergreen shrubby plant found in the mountainous zones of North America and Europe that features compact, glossy green leaves and bright red stems. Because it is a favorite foraging plant for bears and foxes, it is more commonly known as bearberry and foxberry. Native Americans, who called the plant kinnikinnick, shared their extensive knowledge and experience in the use of this herb with early European settlers. In fact, the widespread use of bearberry in North America and Europe continued until the advent of sulfa antibiotics.

Uva Ursi Leaf Whole, Wild Crafted, 1/4 lb

  • Uva Ursi is an evergreen, trailing plant that survives where many plants don’t, including the alpine forests of the Himalayas, Siberia, northern Europe and North America.

    Also known as common bearberry because bears eat the plant’s red berries, Uva Ursi has a long history of use by Native Americans. The leaves, which contain astringent tannins, arbutin and hydroquinone, are traditionally used to make poultices, salves and other topical preparations.

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