Angie swung the camera from a clump of Oregon grape to an oddly twisted aspen, trying to still her trembling hands.
Oregon grape, a native of western North America, is only grapelike in its edible blue berries.
Oregon grape is applied to the skin for a skin disorder called psoriasis and as a disinfectant.
The chemicals in Oregon grape might help fight bacterial and fungal infections.
Oregon grape may also slow the overproduction of skin cells in diseases such as psoriasis.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Oregon grape for these uses.
There is not enough information to know if Oregon grape is safe when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts.
One of the chemicals in Oregon grape, berberine, may cross the placenta and might cause harm to the fetus.
Oregon grape might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications.
Before taking Oregon grape, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications that are changed by the liver.