Uva Ursi Leaf comes from the evergreen ground-covering shrub known by its Latin botanical name of Arctostaphylos uva ursi. The common names for Uva Ursi Leaf include Bearberry (because bears like to eat the red berries), Kinnikinnick and wild cranberry. Traditional and historical uses when brewed have been to treated urinary tract inflammation and kidney ailments.
Tannins in uva ursi can cause upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Not intended for long term (>2 weeks) use.
Legalese: This product is not intended to treat or cure any disease or dysfunction. Combining some herbal products with prescription or over the counter drugs may not be advised. Always consult your health care professional. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. Discontinue use if you experience any difficulty breathing, hives, or skin irritation. Not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing, for children under age 18, or those with renal failure.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 7 minutes.