Plant Profile: Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape
(Mahonia auqifolium; M. repens; Berberis aquifolium)

Family: BERBERIDACEAE

Parts Used: Rhizome & Root

Energetics: Cooling/Bitter

Body Systems Affected: 
  • Gallbladder
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Liver 
  • Spleen
Preparations: Decoction, Tincture

Key Components: 
  • Alkaloids (berberine, berbamine, oxycanthine, herbamine)
Properties:
  • Alterative
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Bitter
  • Cholagogue
Resources

Comments