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Common Bearberry Leaf (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi L.)

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Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi L.) is a plant which grows in northern latitudes adapted to Subarctic and arctic climate. Its specific name...

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  • 100g

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Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi L.) is a plant that grows in northern latitudes adapted to Subarctic and arctic climates. Its specific name uva-ursi means ‘grape of the bear’ in Latin because it is a favorite food for bears. Common Bearberry Leaf is the main component in many traditional North American smoking mixes. Known also as manzanita, kinnikinnik, beargrape, uva-ursi.

Common Bearberry Leaf is used primarily in herbalism and cosmetology. In the past, Bearberry was also popular in tanning - tannins found in bearberry leaves have a brightening effect. For this reason, Common Bearberry Leaf is often added to face creams.

How To Use Common Bearberry Leaf Health Embassy

Infusion

Take 1-3 tsp of Common Bearberry Leaf and add 200ml hot (not boiling) water. Let it steep 10-15 minutes. After this time strain the mixture.

Decoction

1-3 tsp of Common Bearberry Leaf pour 100ml of cool water. Bring it to and a boil and cook for around 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the stove brew undercover for 10 minutes, then let it cool and strain.

This product description is for informational purposes only.

It does not replace the consultation with a doctor and cannot be used as a medication or be a part of therapy. All decisions on this matter should be consulted with your doctor.

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