Ethnobotany

02/19/16
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Bearberry Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi



uva ursi plant kinnikinnick

Arctostaphylos, Uva ursi Leaves


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                   Bearberry is the common name for a plant scientifically referred to as Uva ursi. It has been used throughout history for its medicinal properties. The plant contains the glycoside known as "arbutin", that has natural antimicrobial properties which act as a mild diuretic. Herbalists suggest its use for dealing with urinary tract complaints, including cystitis and urolihiasis. A medicine can be made with Uva Ursi leaves by soaking them in alcohol for several weeks or months. Herbs extracted into alcohol create a brew that is commonly referred to as a Tincture. A tea of Bearberry (uvaursi) can also be made with the leaves using hot water, just as regular tea is made.


Tribal Use

                    The entheogenic plant has been used in a ceremonial tribal blend collectively known as "Kinnikinnick" by Native Americans. In other western nations it's combined with other other plants like Tobacco, for use in tribal ceremony. Eastern tribes would typically use Nicotiana rustica in their peace pipes, while western tribes preferred "kinnikinick".


                    These statements are not an indication that this is a "designer drug", or "legal high". Blends using different botanicals made by Native Americans NEVER contained drugs of any sort, illicit or legal in either powdered, crystalized, liquid, or any other form, and neither do the ones mentioned on this page. I just wanted to make it perfectly clear that these herbs are not to be confused with research chemical drugs and all of that. They were used in blends though, natural ones that were not laced with drugs. As you know Tobacco is a popular plant that is smoked. Throughout history different cultures have embraced the smoking of several other plants in their traditions and ceremonies, including Cannabis.


Natural Narcotics


                    It turns out there are a large number of ethnobotanicals that exist in nature which contain compounds that are beneficial for human beings. These same compounds some of the time are questioned over their potential for abuse. Are human beings not to blame for their reckless behavior, rather than the substances themselves? A huge part of my point is that plants are not free based drugs.


Human beings make things more dangerous than they really have to be. So, don't stick your hand in the fire and then blame the fire because you got burnt. There are plant compounds that are poisonous as well as beneficial. The beneficial ones must be administered properly or they can even become more of a bad thing than a good thing sometimes. Moderate the moderation my friends.


Dosages


                    You came to this page because you were interested in learning about Bearberry. This section has a lot to do with bearberry and other plants in general, so please keep this in mind. As a general rule of thumb, you want to always consider dosages as key when dealing with any form of medicine. Some people may think that because they are dealing with holistic medicine that they can just chug a big glass jar of it. They have the idea in mind that "all natural" means there's no limit to how much they can consume. They are often under the impression that they can consume the same medicine every day of their life and it will keep them completely healthy. The point is, dosage actually counts.


Certain medicines are all around beneficial for health when consumed properly. Certain medicines work because they are a dilute enough amount of a poison. A dilute enough amount of a poison always has the opposite effect, making it a medicine. This idea, is a medicial law. It's as solid as the law of gravity.


On the other hand, other medications will stop working after a certain period of time. This is why a doctor will often times switch the user to another anti-biotic. After taking the same anti-biotic for an extended amount of time, the effects ware off. Through my own observation, thee same is so in alternative healing. So, keep these in mind. Main points: Small doses taken 3-4 daily are more effecient than large doses taken large numbers of times daily.The idea is to stimulate the immune response, not suppress it. This is where dosage comes in.


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