Barberry Root

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COMMON NAME

Barberry Root

Standardized: barberry
Other: European barberry

BOTANICAL NAME

Berberis vulgaris L.
Plant Family: Berberidaceae

OVERVIEW

The Barberry Root is a tall shrub with gray, thorny branches. Bright yellow flowers bloom in the late spring become dark, drooping bunches of red berries in the fall. Puckery but less bitter than cranberries, ripe barberries can be used to make jam. Both the berries and the bark are used in healing.Barberry root is a natural herb derived from dried Berberis vulgaris root, and is among the many herbs that have been in common use among Indians of North America for centuries.Beriberis vulgaris is a deciduous shrub native to central Europe and the Mediterranean. Reaching a height of up to twelve feet, the red oblong-shaped berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C.Those who are suffering from hyperthyroid disorder and pregnant or nursing women should avoid Barberry Root Root extracts in any form, however; those who are considering taking it should be aware that some side effects include depression and lethargy as well as skin and eye irritation.

PARTS USED

The whole root, aerial parts and sometimes the fruiting body.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

The whole herb barberry is available in capsules, fluid extracts, tinctures, and ointments. Dried roots of barberry can also be used in tea.

PRECAUTIONS

Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Barberry Root

1oz, 4oz, 8oz, 1lb

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