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Alternative Names

Arbre à Cire, Árbol de Cera, Cirier de Pennsylvanie, Candleberry, Myrique de Pennsylvanie, Myrica, Southern Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Tallow Shrub, Vegetable Tallow, Waxberry, Wax Myrtle Caution: Make sure you must see separate listing for Tung Seed and Sweet Gale

Scientific Name

Myrica Cerifera

Why Do People Use Bayberry?

Bayberry powder is used orally for mucous colitis, head colds, as an antipyretic, diarrhea, and an emetic in large doses and also as a circulatory stimulant. Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) is also used to make gargles for soreness of throat, for indolent ulcers, as a douche for leukorrhea and as a stimulant for healing of wound.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Unsafe - Barberry powder is likely unsafe when used orally. The berries and root bark contain large quantities of tannins. Large doses might mimic mineralocorticoid activity. Root bark might also be carcinogenic in nature. Regarding the safety of Myrica Cerifera there is insufficient reliable information available. Likely Unsafe During Pregnancy and Lactation - Its use should be avoided as a topical or oral drug. Its use may pose serious threats to breast feeding and pregnant females due to its mineralocorticoid and carcinogenic activity.

How Effective Is Bayberry?

Regarding effectiveness of bayberry powder there is in sufficient reliable information is available.

How Bayberry Works?

Most effective parts of Myrica Cerifera are its berries and root bark. The tannin constituents of bayberry play vital part in its astringent action.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Bayberry?

The oral use of barberry powder could be the reason for vomiting, gastrointestinal irritation, and damage of the liver (likely because of tannin). Its use may also act as a sensitizer and as an irritant.

How Bayberry Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Bayberry Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Bayberry Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Bayberry Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Bayberry Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Hypertension - Barberry powder has mineralocorticoid activity. It means that Myrica Cerifera can cause retention of salt and water in the body. This will ultimately result in hypertension. That’s why using barberry in hypertension or other similar diseases can worsen the situation of the user.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Bayberry?

ORAL Normal dosage of bayberry is 0.6-2.0 grams of powdered bark, stirred in boiled water and strained. It must be used three times daily. The concentrate of liquid bayberry in ratio of 1:1 in 45% alcohol is used typically in a dosage of 0.6-2 mL, three times daily.


Bayberry is usually found in the eastern U.S and Texas. The extract of wax collected from barriers is utilized in making candles and fragrances.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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