UVA URSA (Bearberry) – Poison, do not ingest.


Said to increase intuitive & psychic abilities. Burn on charcoal as an incense when performing divination. Traditionally used in pipe smoking mixtures by shamans developing their skills, Kinnikinnik or Bearberry is the standard for the Northwestern smoking mixture. It is a fine thick smoke, but mild enough for some to smoke alone. The leaves are usually used, but it is possible to smoke the red bark. The leaves are leathery, and may require some extra attention to break into small enough pieces to roll into a cigarette.

Kinnikinnik is an Native American word for smoking mixture. It is true they smoked Kinnikinnik (the plant), but usually the “Kinnikinnik” they smoked also contained willow bark and other ingredients. Sometimes it did not even contain Bearberry.