Arberry is a folk remedy for digestive, lymphatic, urinary tract, and respiratory infections. Bitter tonic, antypyretic.
Berberine is an antibiotic, astringent, and antifungal. It controls candida albacans overgrowth and acts as a bactericide for infections.
Barberry is a large bush that can grow up to 15 feet tall. Though native to Europe, it has been grown in parts of the US and is now most often grown in Iran.
It has leaves similar to a holly bush and red berries. The bark of the trunk and root is known for its medicinal uses as it contains alkaloids that assist in a number of bodily functions, especially of the digestive track.
In Italy, barberry is known as “Holy Thorn” as it was believed to have formed part of the crown of thorns that Jesus wore.
Some sources say barberry lowers blood pressure by dilatation blood vessels. It relieves hepatitis, colic, jaundice, diabetes, and consumption.
Barberries are also beneficial and used in some recipes. High in citric acid, vitamin C, and berberine.
Barberry can be found in capsules or in dried form and can be used in tinctures. Dried berries are also available.