Herb of the Day: Oregon Grape Root

Oregon Grape Root is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal.

Last week we looked at Goldenseal, today we’ll look at Oregon Grape Root which is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal, but does not affect the blood sugar like goldenseal.  This is a beautiful plant of which many different species grow around the world.  With the ability to greatly aid and strengthen the liver, as well as fight infection, Oregon grape root is even studied as a way to treat MRSA!  It is extremely bitter and rarely ever taken on its own because of this.  Commonly used topically, in extracts, tinctures, and teas this plant has a wide number of beneficial applications!

Traditional Uses

  • Liver
  • Cancer
  • Enhancing Bile
  • Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema
  • PMS
  • Urinary Infections
  • Digestion
  • Constipation
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Viral

The Plant

Thriving in moist soil Mahonia aquifolium is often found near water sources.  However, this plant can grow nearly anywhere and is a frequent ground-cover plant in forest areas as well. Grow from a cutting and provide it with plenty of water and oregon grape will thrive.  Be careful though as it can overtake your yard if you let it! Growing up to 10 feet tall with sharp holly shaped leaves oregon grape has stunning yellow flowers which give way to plump berries.  The flowers and berries are edible but extremely bitter.   The leaves will turn red in the fall and the bright yellow roots are best harvested at this time. If harvesting wild oregon grape make sure to check with local laws first.

TriLight Health and Oregon Grape Root

Oregon grape root is found in NR GlowViramune, Tummy Plus, Bactamune, Oregon Grape Root

About Tummy Plus JAdolphson says

“Love this product because it really works. I have kids that will not take any medication but will take this. I have a daughter that has had terrible stomach issues and Tummy Plus is the only thing that ever helped her. I love the taste and take it whenever I get that queasy feeling and it gets rid of it fast, and I feel better.” JA“Love this product because it really works. I have kids that will not take any medication but will take this. I have a daughter that has had terrible stomach issues and Tummy Plus is the only thing that ever helped her. I love the taste and take it whenever I get that queasy feeling and it gets rid of it fast, and I feel better.”

What do you use this root for?

 

Contraindicated for use during pregnancy.
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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