Oregon Grape Root

Oregon Grape Root, Mahonia aquifolium

Oregon Grape Root is a very important herb to support the treatment of infection, including drug resistant types like MRSA, and for supporting a sluggish liver, especially when in the expression of heat with discharge or moist conditions.  

It is a natural antibiotic and its use is growing in popularity. It produces a powerful alkaloid called berberine which is what gives it a very bitter taste. We wild craft Oregon Grape Roots here on the property at Go For Wellness Farm and make powerful tinctures. We will be adding infused oil in time.

Berberine acts to decrease bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Which is important when a strain becomes resistant to pharmaceutical anti-biotic. This is good news indeed.

This is a must have in our natural medicine cabinet.

Oregon Grape Root cools, drains and detoxifies!

This bitter herb is useful for many conditions:

  • Diarrhea
  • E-coli infections
  • MRSA
  • Toothaches
  • Wound treatment (diluted tincture)
  • Infections of the lung and sinuses
  • Viral infections
  • Sluggish liver
  • Skin rashes, eczema and psoriasis
  • Inflammatory bowel conditions
  • Parasites
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sore throats

Tincture dosage is: 30 – 40 drops 2-3 times a day, no more than 14 consecutive days.

Cautions: Oregon grape should not be used for people with liver excess symptoms including a pointed, red tipped tongue, excess salivation and frequent loose stools. It may cause numbness or tingling sensation in the expression of Raynaud’s disease. Not recommended for those using anti-anxiety drugs because it may cause sedation with some people. Too much of this herb may cause stomach upset. Less is more! Pregnant or nursing women only use Oregon grape under the advise of a qualified health specialist.

Disclaimer: The Information here is entirely for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as a prescription, prognosis, or diagnosis of any diseases or illness, and should not be used as a replacement for any medical treatment you may currently be undergoing. Application of the information provided without the supervision of a licensed medical professional is done so at the individual's own risk.