The bark of the Bayberry has been used traditionally as an antimicrobial and as astringent remedy with soothing effect on inflamed mucosal tissues. In folk medicine, bayberry has been used internally as a tea for its tonic and stimulant properties, and in the treatment of diarrhea. The dried root bark often is used medicinally. The plant is astringent, which may account for its use in diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis, as well as its topical use for wound healing. Bayberry also has been prepared as a gargle for treatment of sore throat, as mouthwash for spongy gums, or a paste for topical use on sores. Caution: Barberry is not recommended to take long term and should not be taken in pregnancy.
Recommended Dose: 15 drops in a little water three times a day.