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Bearberry / Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi

Other names:
Kinnikinnick, Pinemat Manzanita
It contains the glycoside arbutin, which has antimicrobial properties and acts as a mild diuretic. It has been used for urinary tract complaints, including cystitis and urolithiasis.
An infusion may be made by soaking the leaves in ethanol and then diluting with water.

Added by Abbie Thoms on Sun 3 Jun 2012 on 1:46 pm GMT

Updated by Abbie Thoms on Thu 12 Jul 2012 at 2:04 pm GMT