100% Certified organic Barberry Root Bark
Barberry is a shrub with gray, thorny branches that can grow about 9 feet tall with bright yellow flowers. Widely used in India and Iran for medicinal purposes for treatment of diarrhea as barberry inhibits bacteria growth. Studies have shown that his herb may inhibit growth of breast cancer by attachment induced apoptosis and by blocking all signaling needed for survival of localized cancer cells. Barberry is also utilized for the treatment of diarrhea, as it inhibits bacteria growth. Barberry can improve immune, cardiovascular, respiratory and neural systems. Dosage is cold infusion 1-3 ounces or 10-60 drops up to 3 times/ day.
As an eyewash for acute ophthalmia.
Aphthous stomatitis (as a wash and internally).
As a mouthwash for bleeding gums.
Acute biliousness from food or drug excess.
Jaundice, general recuperative.
A preventative for alkaline, phosphatic stones.
Recuperating from diarrhea.
Dyspepsia from fats.
Eczema, facilitating any external measures.
Acute episodic psoriasis.
Blood dyscrasias, with scaly skin eruptions, impaired nutrition.
Allergies, in general.
Nutritional malabsorption in poor protein absorption.
Contains isoquinoline alkaloids, including berberine and berbamine. Berberine is strongly antibacterial (as is berbamine) and amoebicidal and stimulates bile secretion. Many of these alkaloids are thought to be cancer-inhibiting. In ancient Egypt, Barberry fruits would be combined with fennel to treat fevers. Barberry acts on the gallbladder to promote bile flow, benefitting gallbladder pain, gallstones, and jaundice. It is useful in cases of amoebic dysentery, cholera, and other similar GI infections. Its astringent effect is helpful for diarrhea and heals the GI walls. Like Oregon Grape Root and Goldenseal, it is helpful for skin conditions such as eczema. Studies show Barberry has antibiotic activity against cholera, giardia, shigella, salmonella, and E. coli.
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