Herb of the Day: Bayberry

Found in the Eastern United States this plant is commonly used in landscaping.  The berries themselves are covered in a wax substance which is often used in place of beeswax for candle making and as a sealing wax.  The wax is naturally aromatic and burns smokeless, unlike traditional beeswax.  The bayberry candle is a traditional Christmas candle in the Eastern US and traditionally was made from bayberry wax, most are now made with synthetic fragrances.  Native Americans and early American settlers began using bayberry medicinally, today herbalists use the bark of the root in various preparations.Herb of the Day: Bayberry

Traditional Uses 

  • Cold
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy Menstruation
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Infection
  • Sore Throat
  • Circulation

The Plant

Myrica cerifera is a flowering shrub found along the East Coast of the US and into parts of Oklahoma and Texas and along Lake Erie.  It is an easy plant to grow and may grow up to twelve feet tall.  The shiny leaves are extremely fragrant when rubbed.  This is a popular shrub for trimming yards as well.  In early May the plant will yield beautiful white flowers and give way to the green-wax covered berries.  Typically bayberry root is harvested in late autumn.

TriLight Health and Bayberry

We use Bayberry in our Bayberry single herbal extract and in HemHalt.

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"I never go to a birth without this (including my own)! HemHalt works as well as most allopathic medicines used for hemorrhage. Should be in every birth bag." Amy



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