Oregon grape is a relative of the barberry plant. Oregon grape has been used for hundreds of years to treat infections because of its powerful antibiotic properties. In fact, Oregon grape may be substituted for golden seal since they have similar properties.
Oregon grape enhances the glandular system, focusing its action on the thyroid and liver, detoxifying and cleansing both the lymphatic system and liver. Oregon grape improves circulation and provides the body additional nourishment.
Oregon grape contains alkaloids that are beneficial for fighting infection, strengthening the immune system, purifying the blood and treating a variety of skin problems. In addition, Oregon grape may be used to improve digestion, stimulate the appetite and lower blood pressure.