Kinnikinnick (50 gram) (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Organic



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Kinnikinnick, also known as Bearberry or Uva-Ursi is a low-growing, evergreen shrub with dark green, leathery, oval leaves. It is the main component in many traditional North American Native smoking mixes, known collectively as "kinnikinnick". It is used especially amongst western First Nations, often including other herbs and sometimes tobacco. Some historical reports indicate a "narcotic" effect, though it is not sure if this is due to the bearberry or other herbs present. The smoke certainly has an exquisite flavour. Some claim it enhances the effects of Tobacco when mixed.

Kinnikinnick has historically been used for medicinal purposes. It contains the glycoside arbutin, which has antimicrobial properties and acts as a mild diuretic. It has been used for urinary tract complaints, including cystitis and urolithiasis as well as kidney infections, kidney stones and bronchitis.

Warning: Smoking may be harmful to health.

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