Uva Ursi Loose Herb
Uva Ursa ( Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) aka Bearberry
Planet: Mars/ Jupiter
Magickal Purposes: Inner strength, ancestral knowledge, shape shifting, divination, psychic magick, healing
Medicinal Purposes: Immune Support, Urinary tract support. It does contain the chemical arbutin. It is known that the body excretes 64-75% of arbutin in urine, and arbutin converted to hydroquinone maintains a healthy microbial balance within the urinary system. It is best to limit the use of Uva Ursi to short term, with two weeks being a maximum length of time. Uva Ursi also contains allantoin, a chemical also found in Aloe, which has a soothing effect.