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Bayberry Root Bark

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Bayberry Root Bark - MYRICA CERIFERA

(Cut & Sifted) (Wildcrafted) Available in 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz

COMMON NAME

Standardized: bayberry
Other: candle berry, southern bayberry, wax myrtle

BOTANICAL NAME

Myrica Cerifera (L.) Sm.
Plant Family: Myricaceae

 

INTRODUCTION

Bayberry trees grow near swamps and marshes, in sandy soil, or pine barrens. They are widely cultivated in the Eastern U.S. and the British Isles. Before becoming aware of its medicinal properties, American colonists used bayberry in candle making due to the wonderful fragrance of the leaves. The leaves release an intense, pleasant fragrance when rubbed, and are a safe insect repellent for dogs.

CONSTITUENTS

Alpha-pinene, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, betulin, calcium, chromium, cobalt, fiber, gallic acid, magnesium, manganese, myricitrin, niacin, phenolic acid, tannins and tannic acid.

PARTS USED

Dried root bark and sometimes just the root.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Powders, teas, tinctures, and poultices. The tea should be drunk hot. Poultices are usually made by combining bayberry and slippery elm. In some countries a strong bark decoction is used to kill insects, and in Sweden the tree is burned on fires as a smudge for insect repellent.

SUMMARY

The bayberry tree is said to impart good luck and prosperity to the house next to which it is planted. Many rituals involving good luck have revolved around the bayberry tree. For instance, it is thought that if you burn a bayberry candle on New Years Eve you will have good luck the following year, or if you carry a piece of the bark or berries around in a small satchel, or a dry leaf in your wallet, it will attract money.

PRECAUTIONS

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*