Traditional Digestive Bitter
Health Interests – Digestion / Heart Burn
Oregon Grape Rhizome – Mahonia repens
This classic Bitter Herb is one of our FAVORITE plants.
The color of the internal bark matches that of the color of our internal BILE… this being an old way to read the herbals and how they matched our bodies…
Bile is key in the process of breaking down fats & proteins.
Western Herbalists are ALWAYS looking to the gut FIRST.
Modern research is now showing us WHY we really want to focus on our guts for health!
Suggested Use – Take 1-2 mls with Meals or as needed
Ingredients : Beet Sugar Alcohol, Wild Harvested Oregon Grape Rhizome & Leaf
SPECIAL NOTE… I want to address the sustainability factor in our Wild Harvested Mahonia repens products. Not only do I make sure NEVER to dig tap roots… I also watch my patches very closely. They are THRIVING, not diminishing. Our wild herbals need us to work with them. With this comes GREAT responsibility to care for them. NOT over harvest and ONLY take what is used. These are the cornerstones of our Wild Harvesting Standards here at Enchantment Creek.
“For some reason a fear is afloat in the herb community that Oregon Grape is threatened by overharvesting. Even if by Oregon Grape one only refers stubbornly to M. aquifolium, there is little danger of harming the species. More broadly, Mahonias are common upon a quarter of the surface area of the United States and are really quite safe” – the Beloved and Late Michael Moore Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West, page 181
I wanted to address this factor as I know that the fear of this plant being endangered is loudly spoken of in the Western Herbal Community. the moral of the story. KNOW your Herbalist! KNOW they are mindful, honest and NOT greedy. KNOW where they live, how they harvest and who they are! This will be how YOU will know products are SAFE for you and the Earth.