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Other Names: Barberry, European Barberry, Berber, Woodsour, Woodsower, Holy Thorn, Jaunders Tree, Jaundice Barberry,Chitra, Chotra, Darhald, Berberis Vulgaris
Traditional Usages: Jams, Jellies, Dyeing, Jaundice, Biliousness, Gastritis, Gallstones, Itching Anus, Ulcerated mouth, Malaria, Sandfly Fever, Shingles, Bladder Disorders, Renal Colic, Kidney Stones, Gall Bladder Ailments, Painful Periods, Yellow Jaundice, Boils, Ringworm, Burns, Catarrh, Diarrhea
Resources: North America, Europe, Africa, Western Asia
Parts Used: Fruit, Bark, Root
Herbal Research: Barberry
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Barberry – Herbal remedy for Body Odour: You may be able to reduce body odour by consuming a tea that combines barberry, nettle and yellow dock. Combine equal parts of these three and then infuse for 10-15 minutes. Drink a cup of this mixture three times daily.
Barberry - Herbal remedy for Indigestion: Barberry has been used in Indian folk medicine to stimulate appetite, improve diarrhea and relieve indigestion. Barberry can be found in the forms of tea, tincture, bark, root and pills. Mix half teaspoon of barberry peel in a cup of boiling water, strain and drink.
Health Warning: Check with your doctor before taking barberry
Barberry - Herbal remedy for Piles: The bark of the roots of barberries is known to have mild antiseptic properties. Extracts from the bark are thus used to clean the anal area affected with haemorrhoids. It cleans the area and protects it against infection that could aggravate the already swollen veins in the anal area that may have fissures where bacteria and other micro-organisms can enter. When taken orally, barberry juice and fruit are very effective as a laxative. This allows the digestive system to produce soft stools that are good for those who are suffering from haemorrhoids. To prepare an extract from the bark of the root, 1 pound of barberry root and a gallon of distilled water is boiled on low fire until the bark goes off the flesh of the root. Drink two cups of this preparation twice daily until you feel better.
Barberry - Herbal remedy for Strep Throat: Barberry contains berberine, which is believed to kill bacteria while boosting the immune system. Barberry is available in the form of capsules, extracts and dried root that may be used to make herbal tea. Barberry dried extracts may be taken in doses of 250-500 milligrams three times per day. To make a tea add 4 grams of dried herb to boiling water and infuse for up to 15 minutes.
Health Warning: It should not be used during pregnancy as berberine stimulates uterine contractions.
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