Bearberry — refers to the fruit.

In Latin name: Arctostáphylos

In English name: Foxberry

Treat the family: Ericaceae — Ericaceae

Used in the home of the cranberry: fruit, leaves

Botanical description:

Squat branched evergreen shrub with ascending (up to 100 cm) branches and red-brown bark. Green young branches, prostrate, pubescent. Leaves (about 25 mm in length, about 9 mm wide) wintering, leathery, alternate, oblong-obovate, rounded at the top, which gradually transformed into a small petiole, entire, dark green above, glossy, lighter below, with a mesh of veins well-marked. Young leaves on the edge of fluffy. Flowers on short stalks, right, assembled in few-drooping branches brush on endings. Double perianth. A cup of rose letter pyatinadrezanaya with ciliated tight teeth. Halo (about 6.5 mm long, 4 mm wide) ovoid, with curved teeth. Ten stamens are shorter than the corolla. A pestle and column, ovary superior.Flowering: April-May

The fruit of blueberries: Fruit — berry-like drupe powdery red with five spherical seeds (up to 8 mm in diameter).

Habitat: native to western North America.

Drug, tanidonosnoe, decorative, coloring plant.


medicine uses bearberry leaves that contain glycosides and metilarbutin arbutin, galotanin hydroquinone, ursolic, gallic, ellagic acid, flavonoids (quercetin, giperezid, myricetin, etc.). Arbutin and hydroquinone have antiseptic properties, so bearberry — Drink much of water in those days before the Total Cleaning flush. used as antiputrefactive, anti-inflammatory astringent, disinfectant.The constituent elements of bearberry.

The structure of 100 bearberry includes:

  •  Water — 0.5 g
  • Fat — 0.45 g
  • Protein — 0.9g
  •  Carbohydrates — 0.23 g
  • Dietary fiber — 0.56 g
  • Ash — 2.60 g

Vitamins are a part of bearberry:

  • Vitamin C — 629 mg
  • Macronutrients that make up the bearberry:
  • Calcium — 15.40 mg
  • Potassium — 5.70 mg
  • Magnesium — 8.64 micrograms

Trace elements that are part of bearberry:

  • Copper — 8.64 mg
  • Iron — 0.087 mg
  • Iodine — 0.15 mg
  • Zinc — 46.70 g
  • Aluminium — 34.72 g
  • Barium — 5.76 micrograms
  • Selenium — 0.10 mcg
  • Nickel — 0.40 g
  • Strontium — 8.32 micrograms
  • Lead — 0.820 mg
  • Boron — 3.14 micrograms

Energy value of bearberry.

100 g of bearberry about 34 calories.

Practical use.

In folk medicine, the leaves of bearberry use in kidney diseases, diseases of the bladder, as well as diseases that cause metabolic disorder. Bearberry are recommended in the nervous and gynecological diseases, rheumatism, uterine bleeding, asthma, etc. In veterinary medicine, a decoction of the leaves of bearberry used for bloody urine of cattle and as a diuretic.Highly regarded bearberry in the leather industry, the roots and the leaves contain about 35% of high-tannin, which are suitable for dyeing and tanning and fine leather in taupe and gray-yellow in color. The leaves are also suitable for dyeing wool in darker colors. Young branches and leaves contain hydroquinone, which is used in photography.

The use of bearberry

In our time, bearberry is a very useful product and is part of the drugs that are used in inflammatory diseases, diseases of the urinary tract, and edema of any origin, stone disease, tuberculosis. It is widely used in gynecological practice. Bearberry has a good anti-inflammatory astringent property is a diuretic and antiseptic. Tinctures and decoctions of bearberry help cleanse the bacterial flora and the urinary tract of toxins. They are also encouraged to apply for diseases of the urinary tract and bladder, with urolithiasis, the urethra. For the treatment of purulent wounds and ulcers using alcohol tincture of bearberry.In alternative medicine tea brewed from the leaves of bearberry used for cystitis.

Harm bearberry

People suffering from kidney disease to acute, apply foundation on the basis of bearberry contraindicated. Do not take them, and pregnant women, and women breastfed children under 12 and people with allergies.

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