Arctostaphylos uva-ursi(redirected from mountain box)
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An evergreen shrub, the leaves of which contain allantoin, arbutin, flavonoids, phenolic acid and tannins; it is diuretic and tonic, and has been used by herbalists to treat urinary infections and low back pain.
Bearberry should not be used in pregnancy, as it stimulates uterine contractions and may cause nausea, tinnitus and convulsions.
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