Found mainly in the subarctic and circumboreal regions of North America, Uva Ursi is also referred to as bearberry. It grows in rocky, sandy regions. It has also been found growing in Europe and Asia. The Latin name for this plant translates to 'grape of the bear'.
The leaves contain a number of active compounds, including tannins, flavonoids, and arbutin, which give them a number of potential medicinal properties.
Uva Ursi leaves are known to taste bitter.
Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Also known as: Kinnikinnick, Bearberry, عنب الدب - 熊果, hog cranberry, upland cranberry, crowberry