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OREGON GRAPE

(Berberis Aquifolium)


Has a direct action on the skin. Therein it behaves unlike any other herb known. Oregon Grape fell into disuse with the arrival ovarious topical cortisone preparations. However, since realization of the harmul side-effects of such preparations Oregon Grape is once again being looked at seriously.

PROPERTIES: alterative, depurant, tonic, slight stimulant, hepatic, tonic laxative, diuretic, antiscorbutic, antisyphilitic, antiscrofulous, antiperiodic, nerve tonic.

Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium)
· one of the best blood purifiers and liver stimulants
· creates appetite, promotes digestion, improves absorption and increases strength and vitality
· beneficially influences the bowel, also by stimulating the liver and gall bladder, it helps to overcome constipation
· has a stimulating effect on the thyroid gland
· has been used to restore the complexion of the skin to a smooth, clear velvet-like texture, following any kind of skin disease or other illness that many have dried out the skin or produced sores
· influences the kidneys with its antiseptic qualities and can also be used as a douche
· is an excellent liver organ cleanser, with the ability to release stored iron into the bloodstream to help maintain a good supply of hemoglobin in the blood to maintain its healthy function and to maintain a healthy immune system
· herbalists have maintained that pure blood will maintain disease free living
· a good source of berberine which is one of the active principles in Golden Seal. In fact it is often referred to as poor man’s Golden Seal.

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily.
Contra Indications: None listed.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.