Oregon Grape Leaf Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: California Barberry, Holly-Leaved Barberry, Holly Mahonia, Mahonia, Mountain Grape, Rocky Mountain Grape, Trailing Mahonia, Wild Oregon Grape.
Scientific Name: Berberis Aquifolium, Mahonia Aquifolium L., Berberis Repens L., Mahonia Repens L., Berberidaceae, Barberry Family
Common Uses: Used in the treatment of liver and kidney troubles, rheumatism, arthritis, hepatitis, jaundice, syphilis, anemia, constipation, leukorrhea, and uterine diseases. Good blood purifier and useful for scrofula and skin diseases such as eczema, acne, herpes, and psoriasis. Women drink it first thing in the morning to stimulate the onset of menstruation.
*Warnings: Large doses have a cathartic effect, causing watery diarrhea and abdominal pains. Avoid in pregnancy; a uterine stimulant.
Origin: British Columbia to Idaho and southward to Oregon and California. Native to North America, introduced to Europe as a cultivated plant but has become naturalized there.