100% Certified organic Bayberry Root Bark
Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory, this bark is different than other arterial stimulants the sympathetic pathway. Myrica is used to promote circulation disorders, hypothermia, stimulate digestion, depression, and hypotension. Studies using Myrica stem bark monitored an acetylcholine induced bronchial spasm on guinea pigs then treated with oral Myrica extract. The results showed a decrease in histamine and acetylcholine value. This bronchial dilator has an inhibitory effect on hyper-sensitivity reactions and decreases intensity of bronchial hyper responses. Caution is needed with any topical irritant for all hot conditions and is contraindicated with acute inflammation. Dosage is tincture of 20-60 drops and cold infusion 2-4 ounces both 3 times/day.
Aphthous stomatitis, either acute with hyperacitity and acid diarrhea, or chornic with pale mucosa, relaxed tissue, hypersalivation.
Acute glossitis with mouth sores.
Chronic herpes, topically.
Vincent’s infection (trench mouth).
Acute pharyngitis, returning after almost healing.
Subacute pharyngitis, slow to heal.
Chronic pharyngitis with semi-edema, hypersecretion.
Chronic sinusitis with inflammation, catarrh, stuffy heat.
Chronic tonsillitis with hypersecretions, boggy; ulcers.
Cardiovascular edema with weak circulation debility.
Arteriosclerosis with dry membranes, skin.
Chronic anorexia with conal, rectal catarrh.
Atonic colon with mucus in feces.
Siarrhea, large mucoid semi-formed feces.
Atonic dyspepsia in alcoholics.
Chronic catarrhal dyspepsia with constipation.
Flatulence with inflammation.
Chronic static gastritis.
Chronic gastritis from alcoholic excess.
Gastroenteritis with mucus hypersecretions.
Irritable bowel syndrome with chronic ileocecal inflammation or cramps.
Nausea in morning from alcohol abuse.
Subacute or chronic ulcers with vomiting or spitting of ropy mucus.
Ulcers, waking pain during first REM period (with Piper methysticum).
Subacute vulvitis (as a sitz bath).
Cerebral vasodilator to increase site glucose availability, as opposed to real increase in serum glucose.
Bayberry is an evergreen shrub with narrow leaves, yellow flowers, and waxy grey berries and is found in costal regions in the Southern and Eastern U.S. Bayberry contains triterpenes (inc. taraxerol, taraxerone, and myricadiol), flavonoids, tannins, pehnols, resins, and gums. Bayberry increases circulation, stimulates perspiration, and keeps bacterial infections in check. It is beneficial for colds, flu, coughs, and sore throats. It tightens and dries mucous membranes. Its astringent property benefits irritable bowel syndrome and mucous colitis. An infusion can help to treat excess vaginal discharge. Not for use in pregnancy.
Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 238.
Holmes, P. The Energies of Western Herbs. 1997. p. 348-50.
Patel KG, Bhalodia PN, Patel AD, Patel KV, Gandhi TR. “Evaluation of bronchodilator and antianaphylactic activity of Myrica sapida.” Iran Biomed. 2008. Jul:12(3):191-6.
Moore, M. Herbal Materia Medica. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. 1995. p21.