oregon grape

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to oregon grape: Mahonia aquifolium

Oregon grape:

see barberrybarberry
, common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries (Berberis species). The family includes perennial herbs and shrubs found in the Northern Hemisphere. The fruit is often a colorful, winter-persistent berry.
..... Click the link for more information.
Enlarge picture
oregon grape

oregon grape

Not a grape, but a powdery purplish-black colored blue berry that clusters like grape, with shiny holly-like leaves and clusters of bright yellow bell-shaped edible flowers. Edible berries are quite tart with large seeds. The roots have the strongest medicinal strength. Contains alkaloid berberine, which is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial to treat infections. Has a direct action on the skin when applied topically. Good for gums. Over 80% effective in relieving psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, acne and dry scaly skin. Alkaloids extracted from the root and bark have strong anti-microbial, anti-tumor and antifungal properties, and are potent antioxidants which neutralize skin damaging free radicals. Also used for prostate, blood cleanser, kidney, liver, gallbladder, diuretic, laxative. Do not take while pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take with licorice which cancels-out the berberine effectiveness. Inner bark and roots bright yellow and used as yellow dye. Flowers used to make lemonade-type drink.

Oregon grape

of Oregon. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 640]
References in periodicals archive ?
Oregon Grape Root Extract is available from AdvancedNutrition, Bridge Street, 14 Sandersons Arcade, Morpeth, Northumberland (opposite the Queens Head Hotel) Healthichoice 32 Bowes Street, Blyth, NE24 1BE.
The usual treatment is with antibiotics, but herbs that contain berberine, such as Oregon grape and barberry, can inhibit the bacteria.
The lean planting scheme includes Hall's honeysuckle, a Japanese maple, and Oregon grape.
For blooming natives that stay around 2 feet in height I would recommend Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), golden currant (Ribes aureum) and low-growing California lilac (Ceanothus) varieties.
For more lasting effects there's Oregon grape or Mahonia aquifolium Atropurpureum, an evergreen shrub whose bright green leaves turn red-purple.
Whole understory communities-sword ferns, sphagnum moss, salmonberry, salal, spike moss, huckleberry, Oregon grape, and young conifers-cover every square foot of ground.
The Oregon Grape Stomp Championship and Harvest Celebration in Turner on Sept.
Four weeks ago my sister read a newspaper article about Oregon Grape Root and how it might help with psoriasis.
Several species of Oregon grape (Mahonia), California natives despite their common name, do well in the high desert.
Oregon Grape - small fragrant yellow flowers in early spring and blue-black berries in autumn.
Oregon grape, the state flower, determined the companion plants in this pot.
I've played with Oregon grape skin and Oregon grape root," she says.

Full browser ?