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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Barberry
MEDICINAL USE
Is a traditional remedy for correcting liver function and promoting the flow of bile. It is indicated when gallstones or gall bladder inflammation is present and when jaundice occurs due to a congested state of the liver. As a bitter tonic with mild laxative effects, it helps strengthen and cleanse the system in weak or debilitated people. It can treat candidiasis at any site, as well as gastroenteritis and H.Pylori infection. For chronic skin diseases like psoriasis and acne berberis can be used topically. As a tonic will strengthen the whole system and is of great use in fever and infections of all kinds.
Barberry
Berberis aquifolium/vulgaris
Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antiemetic, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Bitter, Immunostimulatory
COMBINES WITH
WARNINGS
Theoretically could cause intestinal or vaginal dysbiosis by using extreme doses of standardized extracts. Berberine displaces albumin from bilirubin, thus this herb may be harmful during later stages of pregnancy. UNSAFE for NEWBORNS
PREPARATION
Tincture: (1:5, 60%), 1-2ml TID. Decoction: 1 tsp/cup, simmer 15 min TID. Dried bark: 1-2g, TID.