Bearberry has many different names, including: kinnikinnick, wild cranberry, meal berry, hog cranberry, red bearberry, rockberry, beargrape, Uva ursi, manzanita. The botanical name for the plant is Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi.
Bearberry can be found in sub-Arctic zones, Central and Northern Europe, Siberia regions. It represents a low bush with a thick bark and leathery oval leaves. The flowers can be pink or white. They have five small distinct petals. The red fruit of the plant is often used in culinary and medicine. All parts of bearberry are used for therapeutic purposes.
The plant has natural diuretic characteristics and is historically used to treat many urinary tract diseases including cystitis, urinary retention, and urinary problems.Bearberry leaves
It is a traditional bladder treatment used in Siberian folk medicine. The teas with bearberry have been traditional herbal remedies for numerous disorders.
The leaves of the plant contain a very powerful antibacterial chemical compounds – hydroquinones. Other components of the bearberry are: glycosides like arbutin, metilarbutin, ericolin, ericinol, flavonoids, malic acid, ursolic acid, tannins.
A tea made from dried bearberry leaves is a traditional treatment for urinary tract infections. The plant can neutralize the acidity of the urine and provide antibacterial treatment. The application of bearberry for the treatment of inflammation of the urethra (urethritis), urinary bladder, cystitis, irritation of the urinary system has very good results.
BearberryBearberries can be applied for kidney stones and gallstones treatment. This plant is considered being very effective for this type of diseases. Besides, the plant is often used for kidney inflammation called nephritis. The plant can prevent liquid retention, improve urination, increase production of the urine.
Bearberry is one of the remedies for gynecological problems in women. It is used in the treatment of such illnesses as inflammatory diseases of the genitals, prevention of miscarriage, and support after childbirth.
The plant is rich in vitamins and tannins. These components allow stop diarrhea, improve digestion, and treat many stomach diseases.
The bearberry leaves can relieve migraines and headaches. Its safety and pain -relieving effect should be discussed with a doctor. The plant can also treat many diseases of the oral cavity such as sore gums.
The application of infusions from bearberry helps heal cuts, burns, canker sore, skin problems.Bearberry uses
There are also recipes with bearberry for rheumatism, arthritis pain, pain in the back and muscle pain.
The infusions with bearberry leaves are common treatment for many medical purposes. The teas with bearberry like Siberian Monastery Teas can contain other components from the nature to increase the effects of all the ingredients for better treatment results.
The dose of each ingredient in the Siberian Teas is verified by herbalists and health experts. The teas are absolutely safe for use. The exceptions are made for pregnant women and people with allergies.

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