• Most often used to treat digestive issues.
• Can help stimulate the appetite & help calm and upset stomach.
• Can be used to treat skin irritations such as acne, eczema, psoriasis & boils.
It is commonly employed as an alternative to Goldenseal. In this context, it was prescribed as a detoxifier and tonic.
As a decoction, place 1-2 tsp herb in 1 cup boiling water. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drink 3 times daily.
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.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.