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Bayberry has natural astringent properties and is used to support the immune and glandular systems. Helps tighten tissues including the organs, skin, and digestive tract.

 

Myrica cerifera

 

Bayberry bark is an important stimulating tonic, astringent herb. It helps tighten tissues including the organs, skin and digestive tract. Bayberry has an antibacterial action as well which makes it good for treating minor infections. It can be made into a tea or diluted tincture for topical use or as a gargle. The tea has also been used as a douche for various minor female problems. It is contraindicated for active inflammations. Herbalist Steven Home reports

using the powder (snuffed up nose) for sinus congestion. He says that it is immediately effective but produces a temporary flash of blinding pain. Bayberry was an important part of Samuel Thompson’s herbal “Composition Tea” formula for colds, flu and fevers. NSP used to market this formula as HCP-X. Bayberry is used for diarrhea. It contains myricitrin (an antibiotic chemical) to kill bacteria and also astringent tannins to shrink tissues.

 

Benefits:

  • Supports the digestive and respiratory systems.

 

How It Works:

Bayberry root bark has astringent properties. It has been used traditionally for a variety of systems and organs.

 

Ingredients:

Bayberry root bark.

 

Recommended Use:

Take 1 capsule with a meal twice daily.

 

NOTE: Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care professional prior to taking this supplement.

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