Oregon Grape Root Extract

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Botanical Name: Berberis aquifolium
Extraction: 1:3 Fresh Root
Alcohol Percent: 50% - 60%
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Native to western North America, Berberis aquafolium is known for its yellow roots, holly-like leaves, and tart, blue berries that resemble cluster grapes. Oregon grape is predominantly found in the Pacific Northwest, as the name suggests. Berberis is often known by its botanical synonym Mahonia and is a member of the Berberidaceae family. The leaves of this plant are dark green and prickly, turning orange and eventually brilliant red after a few years of aging. The berries are edible but not palatable, having a flavor so intense that herbalist Michael Moore likens it to sucking on a vitamin C tablet and aspirin, simultaneously.

The golden yellow root of Oregon grape takes it color from the active constituent berberine, which is considered responsible for the healthful properties of this botanical. Oregon grape is sometimes substituted for goldenseal, as the two herbs have similar constituent properties. It is traditionally used as a bitter tonic for its affinity for the digestive system.

Organic Oregon grape root is macerated with organic alcohol at our extract facility in Eugene, Oregon to create an outstanding liquid extract. Oregon grape root tincture has a bitter taste and can be taken on the tongue or in warm, still, or sparkling water. It can also be added to homemade bitters blends for a healthful delight. Oregon grape root extract pairs well with bitter and aromatic botanicals such as gentian root extract, burdock root extract, or chamomile extract. Try a boost of this tincture in your next cup of happy tummy tea.

Organic alcohol, water, and fresh organic Oregon grape root.

Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.

• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.

Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.


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