Oregon grape root whose Latin name is Berberis aquifolium, is closely related to the barberry plant (Berberis vulgaris), but with the added benefit of adapting more easily to its environment, making it easier to grow.

Oregon grape root is renowned among herbalists for its ability to stimulate liver function, improve the flow of bile, and for blood cleansing. It has been found to combat certain skin irritations, natural bone strengthener and overall digestive health.