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Any of certain mat-forming shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos in the heath family, especially A. uva-ursi, native to North America and Eurasia, having small leathery leaves, white or pinkish urn-shaped flowers, and red berrylike fruits. Also called kinnikinnick.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a trailing evergreen ericaceous shrub, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, with small pinkish-white flowers, red berries, and astringent leaves
2. (Plants) alpine bearberry black bearberry a related species, A. alpina of European mountains, having black berries
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(ˈbɛərˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
any of several prostrate shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, esp. A. uva-ursi, having tonic, astringent leaves and bright-red berries.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bearberry - shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United Statesbearberry - shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
buckthorn - a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
cascara, cascara sagrada, chittam bark, chittem bark - dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
2.bearberry - deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United Statesbearberry - deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
3.bearberry - chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areasbearberry - chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to Arctic areas
Arctostaphylos, genus Arctostaphylos - bearberry; manzanita
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, bear's grape, common bearberry, creashak, hog cranberry, mealberry, mountain box, red bearberry, sand berry, sandberry, wild cranberry - evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn
alpine bearberry, Arctostaphylos alpina, black bearberry - deciduous creeping shrub bright red in autumn having black or blue-black berries; alpine and circumpolar
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Complete features Cran D'Or cranberry extract combined with such botanicals as Ceylon cinnamon, d-mannose, uva ursi leaf, dandelion root and com silk powder, according to the company, which says the ingredients help the product achieve 135 mg of antioxidants from proanthocyanidins (PACs) per serving.
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The newest of transitioned teas include: Alfalfa (Alvita's heritage tea), Black Cohosh, Elder Flower, Uva Ursi St.
The three new teas include Elder Flower, which has traditionally been used to help support respiratory health; Uva Ursi Leaves, known for its ability to support urinary tract health and Black Cohosh Root, traditionally used to help support women's health needs.
The herb uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is used in many herbal blends for bladder infections because of its antibacterial properties.
The best way to treat a long-term problem is to drink herbal teas Couch grass, Corn silk, Uva ursi and Buchu in a blend of equal parts and reduce your susceptibility to infections over a period of months.
A TRY flushing out the kidneys with cranberry juice or take 20 drops of herbal remedy uva ursi complex twice daily before meals for six weeks.
Two other supplements are sometimes claimed to prevent UTIs: vitamin C and bearberry (uva ursi).