Oregon grape root
₦12,000.00 – ₦48,000.00
Botanical name:Mahonia aquifolium
state flower of oregon
As the name indicates, Oregon grape is indigenous to the northwestern portion of the United States, particularly Oregon. This low-growing but bushy shrub is easily recognized in its native habitat because of its evergreen, holly-like leaves, an attribute that led to the nickname hollyleaved barberry. It also produces clusters of fruits that look similar to blueberries in shape, size and color. The plant is harvested for its root, however, which contains a plant alkaloid called berberine. Although the herb is too bitter to enjoy as tea, it is suitable for tincturing. Powdered Oregon grape root is usually encapsulated as a supplement.