Oregon grape root extract is an often overlooked plant, it offers many health benefits. In nature, it's a shrub native to the Nothern American West region, and has been used as medicine by many tribes throughout the area. The root of this plant has been shown to help the body fight off a myriad of infections, including viruses and bacteria, as well as yeasts like Candida and other fungi. Oregon grape is part of a family of plants high in a particular alkaloid called berberine, which is known for being “nature’s antibiotics.” You’ll see a hint to this in Oregon grape’s Latin name- Berberis aquifolium. It's time to learn about all the amazing ways Oregon Grape Root can help you!
Immunity Booster and Skin Tonic
Not only has Oregon grape root been shown to inhibit viruses, bacteria, and fungi, but also parasites and protozoa as well. Plus, it has powerful antioxidant levels, can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and clear up skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It is best to take Oregon grape root as a whole plant tincture, as this is the best way to extract the valuable medicine.
Oregon grape root extract helps improve immunity by increasing white blood cell production and strengthening immunity cells. Antioxidants in the extract fight free radicals in your body as well as toxins such as heavy metals such as mercury or lead which might be present in food or water, for example. The antioxidant activity of this herb protects against oxidative stress on nerve cells that may result from exposure to these substances.
Supports Respiratory Health
Respiratory problems are often remedied with Oregon grape root extract due to its expectorant effect that works by increasing mucus secretions. This helps rid your body of congestion in the respiratory tract. It also has antimicrobial properties which helps with respiratory infections such as colds, flu and chronic bronchitis. Oregon grape root extract is a must have dietary supplement due to its immunity boosting effects. If you're looking for a way to fit immunity into your health regimen then this is it!
Aids Digestive Issues and Fights Candida
Oregon grape root extract improves digestion by aiding peristalsis - the rhythmic muscular contractions of the digestive tract which move food or fluid. This activity helps dissolve and pass more easily through your gut. Digestion is also improved with the antiseptic action on microbes in the intestine, helping to prevent candida.Oregon grape root extract fights candida albicans, a yeast that causes yeast infections in the mouth, skin or vagina. It fights candida by inhibiting adhesion of candida to epithelial cells. This is important because it helps reduce infection spread.
The herb is also used by those who suffer from digestive concerns such as constipation, diarrhea and Crohn's disease. This herbal extract can help relieve constipation since it contains substances which stimulate your intestines to work faster. It helps relieve diarrhea because the antimicrobial effects on microbial growth in the digestive tract causes things to pass through your intestines more quickly.
Whole Body Support
Oregon Grape is useful for many types of organ support. It helps support the bladder, blood, bile and liver, and protects cells from damage. Known as a blood cleansing herb, Oregon Grape supports healthy bladder functioning and stimulates the liver and secretion of bile. Studies support the abilities of berberines to quench superoxide anion radicals and exert other protective effects against oxidative damage to cells. Oregon Grape is great during cold season, as it may reduce inflammation, support the immune system, and help to calm digestive disturbances.
How To Take It
This is a wonderful Oregon grape liquid extract that is simple to add to water or juice, or straight under the tongue. It packs a punch, and is great when you want the best immune support supplements on hand when traveling. Oregon Grape is low in phenols, and is safe for use by young children. This Oregon Grape is organically grown in the U.S., and our extract is alcohol-free, and lightly flavored with natural lemon.