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Berberis aquifolium, an acid beauty …
Look at this plant beauty … This plant is popularly known as “Oregon Grape”, its origin belongs to the western part of North America. It is a perennial shrub that reaches 2 meters in height and approximately 1.5 meters in width in a round shape. Its leaves are generally leathery, spiny. But those species that are in colder areas, their leaves acquire a purple color. From this plant both its fruit and its roots are consumed, which contain … Alkaloids, berberine, berbamine, canada, hydrastine, vitamin C.
Its medicinal properties help to …
treat skin problems such as hives, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea.
These can be effectively relieved by topical application of Oregon grape.
If you have suffered disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, Oregon grape can help and has been shown to alleviate these problems, and diarrhea.
Oregon grape has antimicrobial and antifungal properties that effectively kill various strains of fungi and bacteria.
Its content of alkaloids and tannins, help to soothe pain and irritation associated with dermatological problems. It is known that it is often mixed with other popularly known herbs with antimicrobial properties such as aloe vera, calendula, jojoba and rosehip.
Its topical application is safe in moderate amounts. But oral consumption of Oregon grapes is not recommended after 2 or 3 weeks. It is also not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, the berberine it contains can cause brain damage in babies or young children.
Did you know that…
The Oregon grape is actually a berry, they are rarely consumed alone, as they have a very acidic and very intense flavor. That is why their preference to consume it in the form of an infusion or medicinal. Although it is also used in the preparation of jams or even drinks. From this plant colorants or dyes are also manufactured, in fact, if you are not careful, when applying a cream that is based on oregon grape, clothes can stain. You can find it in ointments, capsules, infusion or dyes.
With three tablespoons of oregon grape root, you get up to 500 ml of water from it. And it can be taken up to 3 times a day. The Oregon grape tincture is used today in cosmetic products to treat skin problems. It is highly recommended for skin suffering from acne or eczema.