Herb of the Day: Uva Ursi

Herb of the Day: Uva Ursi

Posted by TriLight Health on Sep 9th 2021

Uva Ursi has a unique fan- bears. In fact, the plant itself is nicknamed bear berry. The berries are some of the earlier berries to develop and bears love them! It is also known as kinnikinnick, beargrape, and several other nicknames. This herb was commonly smoked by Indigenous peoples and can still be found in some herbal smoking blends. It is more commonly used in teas and tinctures, however.

Traditional Herbal Use of Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

  • Arthritis and gout
  • Astringent
  • Bed wetting
  • Halting post-childbirth hemorrhage
  • Kidney infections
  • Menstrual problems
  • Prostate support
  • Upset stomach
  • Urinary support
  • and more! 

The berries are used as food- especially in jam. The dye from the plant has a yellow color and Indigenous people used to use it as a dye.

TriLight Health and Uva Ursi

We do not use this herb in any products. It's an herb we feel is important for you to know about though!