Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Uva ursi

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Preparation and Dosage:
For an infusion the dry leaves are  soaked in either 98% alcohol or brandy. The concentration  is 1 teaspoon of soaked leaves to 1 cup of boiling water. One  method is to make a tincture by allowing the leaves to soak in  brandy for 1 week before preparing the infusion. Add 1 teaspoon  or 10-20 drops of the brandy tincture to one cup of boiling water  to make and infusion which can be taken 3-4 times per day.  (Moore,  1993)

Ornamental Uses:
Arctostaphylos uva ursi is a very low growing shrub that will  cascade over walls or embankments. In the late spring, the plant  will bear small clusters of dull pink globular shaped flowers  that are later followed by green berries that will ripen to a  brilliant red color in autumn. The leaves take on very intense  tones of red as well. Cultivars include "Massachuetts",  "Radiant" and "Woods Red", which is a dwarf  variety. The "Point Reyes" variety is tolerant of coastal  conditions. (Weiner, 1980)