oregon grape

biophilia cracks. was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015.

Mahonia aquifolium, mahonie of druifstruik, oregon grape.

Do not pick plants from the streets. mahonia

Body: Oregon grape bark is a strong antibacterial substance. Parts used: The bark contains high levels of berberine and has been used for centuries by traditional indigenous people in America to treat infections. Berberine can by used for drug resistent bacteria, including MRSA:  source

Soil: Mahonia aquifolium has been reported to absorb hevy metals from the soil.  source Paintings will be made with the plants and will be shown on the finissage, on august 30.

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