Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Herbal products. 9. Bearberry, dandelion and celery.

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Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and celery (Apium graveolens) are used extensively in herbal medicine for their diuretic properties. The following aspects of the plants or their herbal products are discussed: properties and uses, chemical constituents, pharmacological actions, administration and dosage, and contraindications and precautions.