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Mahonia aquifolium

(Common name:- Oregon grape root)

Classification

Mahonia aquifolium

History

Mahonia is an evergreen shrub, native to west coast of North America and also found in other parts normally known as ornamental plant.

Oregon herb is a wonderful medicine for various bodily ailments and has been used from historical time.

Being a member of berberidaceae it has similar actions as goldenseal and barberry.

Plant Description

Oregon is small ornamental shrub that grows upto 1-5 m tall. It has leathery leaves, produces yellow-green colour flowers and purple berries.
The leaves are prickly but the stems lack thorns. The purplish colour fruit is pretty tart containing numerous seeds.

Cultivation

Oregon is cultivated on the Rocky Mountains upto the height of 7000 ft. It is abundantly found in Oregon and northern California.

The shrub is drought resistant and thrives in shady areas with well drained and rich soil conditions.

Parts Used

Roots.

Constituents

Oregon grape root contains alkaloids like berberine, berbamine and hydrastine.

Medicinal uses

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