any of a genus (Arctostaphylos, esp. A. uva-ursi) of trailing plants of the heath family, having small, leathery leaves, white or pinkish flowers, and red berries
Any of certain mat-forming shrubs of the genus Arctostaphylos in the heath family, especially A. uva-ursi, native to North America and Eurasia, having small leathery leaves, white or pinkish urn-shaped flowers, and red berrylike fruits. Also called kinnikinnick .
- Rejuvenating: Rosemary, bergamot, juniper, lemongrass, pure peppermint, pepperwood, bearberry, sage, chromium, eucalyptus, mandarin orange and tangerine.
- A. alpina, the Black Bearberry, has trailing stems and white or flesh-colored flowers.
- Scheele; it occurs in the leaves of the bearberry, in pomegranate root-bark, in tea, in gall-nuts to the extent of about 3%, and in other vegetable productions.
- - Tannic acid is present in small quantities in the great majority of plants, but in notable quantity in gall-nuts, oak bark, bearberry leaves, rhatany root, catechu, kino, red gum, bael fruit, logwood and witch hazel, all of which are largely used as medicines.