Brief Introduction: The low-growing evergreen shrub develops in colonies throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from North America to Europe and Asia. Bright red or pink fruit the size of currants, as well as clusters of pink or white flowers, develop off the creeping stems. But it is the dark, fleshy, leathery dried leaves and extracts from them that are used medicinally. The plant is commonly known as bearberry in the United States. Uva ursi remains one of the most important and commonly used urinary tract disinfectants in modern herbal medicine, widely used in the treatment of uncomplicated acute and recurrent urinary tract infections.