Barberry Root is a herb used since ancient Egyptian times. Used in combination with Fennel Seed to treat fevers, jaundice and liver related issues. The medicinal and therapeutic value of barberry comes from the chemical berberine. This chemical acts as an antibiotic to kill fungi, bacteria, and protozoa and inhibits the growth of bacteria and other disease causing organisms, boosting the body’s immune system as well. The fruit, root bark, and stem of barberry contain chemical like protoberberin alkaloids and isoquinoline that are effective in treating a number of ailments. The barberry shrub produces edible berries that are a rich source of vitamin C and is also a rich source of B vitamins like thiamine and minerals like zinc.
Benefits of Barberry Powder:
-Effective in easing infection and inflammation of the urinary, respiratory, and gastrointestinal tracts.
-Aids with problems such as, sinusitis, nasal congestion, sore throat, bronchitis, and candida infections and psoraisis.
-Barberry contains powerful astringent properties that aid in killing intestinal bacteria faster and is why it is an apt and effective treatment for diarrhea; including diarrhea induced by food poisoning.
-The concentration of barberine allows for a healthy eye maintenance and is also used for conjunctivitis.
-The chemical berberine stimulates the white blood cells in the body that kill disease-causing organisms’ thereby boosting overall immunity.
-Barberry is an effective natural treatment for problems like stomach upsets, heartburn, gastritis, ulcers, and ulcerative bowel problems. It also acts as an appetite stimulant.Useful in correcting irregularities in menstrual periods, anaemia, as well as treating vaginitis and gout.
-Sufferers from ventricular heart defects can use barberry to increase the blood supply in the body. Lowers blood pressure by enlarging the blood vessels in hypertension patients.
-Barberry can correct the white blood cell depression in the body for those who undergo chemotherapy and radiation.