Bear leaves, due to their astringent properties, are used for diarrhea, dysentery, bladder infections and the urinary system in general. The Bear is a genus of Dicotyledonous Angiosperm plants belonging to the class Ericaceae, family Ericaceae. The genus includes about 70 species found mainly in Central and North America. The species A. uva-ursi is found in Greece. They are evergreen forest shrubs or small trees. The fruit is a rail or a hole and its color is red. Its name comes from the words “bear” and “grape” as it is an excellent delicacy for bears. Some species also have medicinal properties. The decoction of the leaves is used as a tonic, diuretic and against diseases of the kidneys and bladder, while in Russia it is drunk as a tea called Caucasian tea. Its leaves are used in tanning. Finally, some of the species are cultivated as ornamental plants for their beautiful foliage and flowers.