Smokable Herbs - Uva Ursi – Bearberry Call or Email to order
Arctostaphylos UVA Ursi, commonly referred to as Barberry or “Kinnikinnick” (a first nation word to design a “smoking mixture”) is a trailing evergreen shrub that produces red berries. Evidence of the plant being used medicinally dates as far back as the second century.
It is used to treat urinary tract, bladder, and kidney infections. It can also be used to soothe upset stomachs, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, ease bronchitis, clear up constipation, and to detoxify the body. Native American tribes also smoked the leaves of the plant for spiritual purposes, as they believe the exhaled smoke brings their wishes to higher powers.