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'.
Uva Ursi leaves are known medicinally for helping a variety of issues. The leaves may be smoked, similarly to tobacco, or eaten by themselves.
Uva Ursi leaves are known to taste bitter.
Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Also known as: Kinnikinnick - Bearberry - عنب الدب - 熊果