Bayberry Root Bark$4.00/ounce
Bayberry Root Bark information:
Bayberry root bark (Myrica cerifera)
Latin Name: Myrica cerifera
Common Names: Bayberry root bark
Herbal Ember's Opinion: This herb provides a medium sweet scent of wood burning when applied to smoldering over coals.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: Dried myrica cerifera bark is one of the earliest natural herbs that American physicians studied and wrote about. These dried herbs had been used by the Chotaw Indians of present-day Alabama and Mississippi boiled sliced bayberry root bark for use in combating fevers. Colonists in French Louisiana reportedly used these dried herbs as early as 1722 for dysentery; by 1737, it was also being used by them for convulsions as well as seizures. It was one of the quality bulk herbs that nearly every medical doctor in the 18th and 19th century South kept in their apothecary.
Organic herbs such as those derived from myrica cerifera may be taken as an infusion, or bayberry root bark powder can be made into a paste for applying topically.** Opinions not approved by FDA or applied by Herbal Embers.