Bearberry ordinary

bearberry ordinary
Fig. 70. Bearberry ordinary.

Bearberry ordinary [Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (l.) Spreng.] - wild plant. Contains arbutin and tannins. The infusion, and often a decoction of the leaves (10 : 180, 1 table spoon 5-6 times a day) is used as a diuretic and disinfectant in inflammatory diseases of the bladder and urinary tract.
Smart spring bearberry, decorated with pink flowers pitcher. Elegant and autumn when on the branches rdeyut red berries. But neither flowers nor berries we don't need. Berries nasty taste, inedible. Inside them mealy flesh. Healing from bearberry only leaves. Not to confuse them with the leaves of cowberry, it is necessary to know the difference. Should cranberries Bush, not scatters as bearberry, its creeping shoots on the ground. Although the leaves and that and the other shrub leathery, cranberries they are bigger and rolled to the bottom. And if you look at them from the inside, though labeled: all in brown spots. At bearberry such points there.
Prepare bearberry leaves otherwise: cut off the ends of twigs with leaves. To pluck them it is impossible, as you can pull the entire Bush and bearberry in our forests is not enough. In recent years, more cut down old growth forests and thus destroying the thickets of this plant.
Bearberry leaf is used as a diuretic and disinfectant in inflammatory diseases of the bladder and urinary tract.