Definitions for "Bearberry"
A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.
deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to arctic areas
a safe natural form of Hydroquinine (a potent skin lightener which gently fades discolouration of the skin)
As A Treatment"...Arbutin is converted in the alkaline urine to hydroquinone, a potent disinfectant..."
As A Treatment"...The medicinal portion is the dried leaves, which contain arbutin, methylarbutin, flavonoids, allantoin, tannins, organic acids, volatile oils, resins and others..."
shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada