Category: Food



Introduction and description


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a plant species of the genus Arctostaphylos (manzanita). Its common names include kinnikinnick and pinemat manzanita, and it is one of several related species referred to as bearberry.

It is a fascinating plant because its berries can be classified as a food with healing ability, whilst the leaves of the plant are medicinal.  Thus we have created two entries - one for the medicinal leaves - where the medicine is known as Uva Ursi, and one for the food under the heading bearberry.  Dr Duke's analysis of the biological activities and chemicals of the plant is linked to both entries so that it is accessible both ways.


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