Barberry - Berberis vulgaris
Barberry is a bitter stomachic tonic, it proves an excellent remedy for dyspepsia and functional derangement of the liver, regulating the digestive powers, and if given in larger doses, acting as a mild purgative and removing constipation. Tonic, purgative, anticatarrhal, Psoriasis, Laxitive, aids in the flow of bile, assists liver, gallbladder, and spleen funtions.
Today Barberry is used for treating heartburn and indigestion, and diarrhea. It is also used for treating dysentery and hepatitis. This herb can also be used to treat infections, eczema, parasites, psoriasis, and vaginitis. Barberry is known to decrease heart rate, slow breathing, and reduce bronchial congestion as well. Barberry has been used in treating colorectal cancer, liver cancer, strep throat, and toxic shock syndrome. In eye drops, Barberry works well for eliminating bloodshot eyes. Barberry has a high concentration of Berberine, which has remarkable disease and infection fighting properties. Berberine stimulates white blood cells that devour microorganisms and is an excellent immune system booster.