Bayberry Root Bark, also called Myrica cerifera, is also known as wax myrtle, candleberry, and arbre à suif, or “tallow tree.” The name fits, as the berries provide a form of wax that is also used in candle making.
But for those who buy organic bulk herbs however, the greater interest is in the bark itself. Gathered in November and early December, Bayberry Root Bark is removed from the trunk and branches by heating the roots, which is then used to make bulk dried herbs for sale.
Dried Myrica cerifera bark is one of the earliest natural herbs that American physicians studied and wrote about. Isn’t that fascinating?