Barberry Herb - Uses And Side Effects
Barberry comes from the roots, wood, and bark of Mahonia vulgaris and M. aquitolium (also called Berberis aquifolium and B. vulgaris). Native to Europe and some parts of North America, Mahonia species are popular landscape shrubs. The plants have edible, red-orange, fruit like berries. The root wood of the barberry plant gets its bright golden-yellow color from berberine, which is added to some eyedrops and eyewashes.
Common doses of Barberry
Barberry comes as:
Some experts recommend the following dose :-
Why people use Barberry herb
Side effects of Barberry
Call your health care practitioner if you experience any of these possible side effects of barberry:
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you're taking.
Important points to remember
What the research shows
Medical experts don't have enough information about barberry to recommend it for treating diarrhea or other conditions. In one study, barberry proved more effective than a placebo in resolving diarrhea caused by cholera. However, it wasn't more effective than a placebo when diarrhea stemmed from other causes.
Other names for Barberry : -
Other names for barberry include berberry, common barberry, European barberry, jaundice berry, Oregon grape, pepperridge bush, sour-spine, sowberry, trailing mahonia, and wood sour.
A product containing barberry is sold as Oregon Grape Root.
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