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OREGON GRAPE

Mountain Grape, Pipperidge Bush, Woodsour, Sowberry
(Berberis aquifolium)


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  • Oregon Grape Description
  • Oregon Grape Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Oregon Grape Dosage Information
  • Oregon Grape Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Oregon Grape Supplements & Products




  • Oregon Grape


    OREGON GRAPE HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    A DIGESTIVE HERB

    Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium) is also known as Mountain Grape, Woodsour, Sowberry, Sour-spine, Piperidge Bush.

    Berberis Aquifolium was thought to be a necessary herb in the medicine cabinet of Europeans from Elizabethan times to the eighteenth century for treating digestion, and for liver and gallbladder health. Native North Americans treated all manner of ailments with Oregon Grape.

    The berries were used to stimulate the appetite.
    A tea made from the root was used to treat jaundice, arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, and fever.

    The active constituent in Oregon Grape is berberine which has a yellowish color. It is a close relative to Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) and is sometimes used as a substitute for Goldenseal.





    Oregon Grape


    OREGON GRAPE USE, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    MEDICINAL USES

    Today, Oregon Grape Root is used as a treatment for skin diseases and as a treatment for prostate infection. This herb cleanses the blood, stimulates the appetite and digestion, and acts as a mild laxative.

    The berries in an infusion can be used to break fevers.

    Oregon Grape also stimulates and strengthens the liver and gall bladder.

    This herb can be used externally as a liniment for arthritis and in lotions for treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, and herpes, and other skin conditions linked to poor gallbladder function.





    OREGON GRAPE DOSAGE INFORMATION

    SUPPLEMENTS

    For Oregon Grape tea boil 1 to 3 teaspoons (5 to 15 grams) of chopped roots in 2 cups (500 ml) of water for fifteen minutes. Strain and cool. Drink up to 3 cups (750 ml) per day.

    To use a tincture, take 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon (3 ml) 3 times per day.

    To use topically, use an ointment with 10% Oregon Grape extract applied 3 or more times daily.







    OREGON GRAPE SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    Oregon Grape is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended amounts.

    Exceeding the recommended doses can cause diarrhea, kidney inflammation, and a feeling of haziness and stupor.

    Do not use internally more than 2 to 3 weeks at a time.

    This herb should not be used by infants, young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease, or anyone with an overactive liver.

    If you are taking Doxycycline or Tetracycline, consult with your health care provider before taking Oregon Grape.





    OREGON GRAPE HERBAL PRODUCTS

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    OREGON GRAPE ROOT HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Traditional herbal medicine uses Oregon grape root to stop diarrhea. It slows the passage of stool through the small intestine, but it also keeps bacteria from implanting themselves in the lining. Oregon grape root may also give the immune system a mild boost by encouraging phagocytosis, the engulfing and digesting of bacteria by the white blood cells known as microphages. Oregon grape root and other herbs that contain berberine are scientifically proven to protect against bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, helminthes (worms), and chlamydia. Conditions treated by Oregon grape root include bacterial diarrhea, intestinal parasites, and ocular trachoma. Oregon grape root may increase blood platelet counts and counteract the proliferation of cancerous tumors of the bladder and colon. It has a sedative effect on the smooth muscles lining the digestive tract and can relieve stomach cramps and abdominal pain. Why use Oregon grape root as a whole herb? Why not just take a berberine concentrate? Oregon grape root contains tannins that cross link proteins in the linings of the nose and throat, or in the digestive tract, to seal them against infection. The tannins may also explain the herb?s usefulness in treating psoriasis, a condition characterized by the over-rapid multiplication of cells in the skin. In at least one clinical study, a cream containing Oregon grape root eased inflammation, irritation, and itching. Adults should limit use of Oregon grape root or any other herb containing berberine (barberry, coptis, or goldenseal) to seven consecutive days at a time, waiting at least a week before using the herb again. This gives the natural, helpful bacteria of the intestine a chance to recover. Taking vitamin B6 supplements can give infectious bacteria resistance to the antibacterial toxins in the herb. Do not take Oregon grape root if you are taking antibiotics for diarrhea. The herb is not a problem for nursing mothers unless the baby has jaundice, however it should not be used while pregnant.

    Typical Preparations: Topical creams containing 10 percent tincture of Oregon grape root. Also used as tea, tincture and it may be administered in capsule form. Proper dosage is important: Tea: 1 to 2 grams (1/2 to 1 teaspoon) of dried root steeped in 150 ml (approximately 2/3 of a cup) of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes three times daily. This is not the same dosage as for the chopped herb. Tincture: 3 to 6 ml. (1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons) three times daily (but no more than three doses of any kind of Oregon grape root product per day). For skin disorders: A 10 percent tincture in ointment, applied to the skin three times daily.

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    Nature's Answer Oregon Grape Root Organic Alcohol Fluid Extract (1:1) Mahonia aquifolium Promotes a Healthy Immune System Holistically Balanced Nature's Answer organic alcohol extracts are produced using alcohol, water and coconut glycerin utilizing our cold Bio-Chelated proprietary extraction process, yielding a Holistically Balanced standardized extract. Liquid extracts are absorbed faster than tablets or capsules and are more potent than tinctures. Holistically Balanced guarantees that the constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant.
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    Herb Pharm Oregon Grape Liquid Herbal Extract Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium Young Lateral Roots Herbal Dietary Supplement. This Oregon Grape Extract is prepared from the young lateral roots of Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium shrubs which are Custom Wildcrafted in their wild mountain habitat in the Pacific Northwest. To assure optimal extraction of Oregon Grape's bioactive compounds, the roots are hand-dug only in late autumn or early spring, and are then carefully shade-dried and thoroughly extracted. Oregon Grape is never fumigated or irradiated.
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    Kalyx: Oregon Grape Root, Cut & Sifted (Mahonia aquifolium), Frontier Herbs, 1 lb: K
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