Uva Ursi–#AtoZChallenge

uva ursi

The flower for today is uva ursi, commonly known as bearberry.  Uva ursi is an old folk remedy–and is still used–for healing problems with the kidney and bladder.  It’s also supposed to be relaxing and nutritious.  It can also be externally to cleanse wounds. I often use herbs, but this is not one that I know personally.  But it sounds quite lovely.  It’s called bearberry because it is a favorite food of bears.  But people can eat it, too.

That’s all I know about uva ursi, except I like it’s graceful pink flowers that are shaped like urns.

And as this has been a long, busy day, that’s all for now (but at least I finished my daily drawing–that was a victory!).

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I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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