Medicinal benefits of bearberry

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What are bearberries?

Bearberry (arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is a shrub with red berries.

It is found mainly in northern regions and mountainous areas.

This plant has been used for thousands of years for urinary disorders in Europe, Asia and America.

It is rich in :

  • Flavonoids.
  • Arbutin.
  • Ursolic acid.
  • Tannins.
  • Quercetin.
  • Myricetin.
  • Phenols.
  • Phenolic acids.
  • Potassium.
  • Vitamin C.

How to use it?

It is mainly the leaves that are interesting from a therapeutic point of view.

They are consumed in the form of :

  • Capsules or tablets.
  • Infusion.

Their properties blend particularly well with those of the orange.

Bearberries can be eaten, however they have an astringent taste.


  • Acute kidney injury.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Diabetes.
  • Peptic ulcer disease.


Bearberry is particularly appreciated by the kidneys and the pituitary gland.

Medicinal properties

It is known for its effect:

  • Diuretic.
  • Antiseptic.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Astringent.
  • Antispasmodic.

Bearberry leaves help to eliminate urea, and to nourish the cells of the kidneys.


For which diseases?

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi has been traditionally used in cases of :

  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Cystitis.
  • Otitis.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Hematuria.
  • Urethritis.
  • Urinary lithiasis.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Nocturnal enuresis.
  • Prostatitis.


While bearberry can help improve health, it does not cure.

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What are the benefits of bearberry?

This shrub is especially appreciated in case of urinary disorders, or to strengthen the kidneys.

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