Barberry or Berberis vulgaris is an evergreen deciduous shrub. It grows well in Europe, Africa and Asia. It is a detoxifying herb with an excellent stimulating properties.
Berberine is procured from Barberry and is a good herbal treatment for Conjunctivitis. It helps in maintaining health of the Eyes. Barberry helps to cure Cataract problems.
Barberry is a good herbal solution for Digestive complaints. It has astringent properties. This helps to kill the Intestinal bacteria at a fast rate. It gives relief from Stomach discomfort and is an effective treatment for Diarrhea. Barberry is a good Appetizer and cures food poisoning.
Barberry fights Infections and relives Inflammations. It diminishes the Inflammation of Urinary, Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Tracts.
Barberry is also useful for Arthritis. It reduces Joint inflammation and decreases the Joint pain. Berberine helps in recovering the disruption caused in the Joint's motion. It helps in proper Joint movement. It is also effective for treating Gout.
Barberry is a very good Liver tonic. It stimulates the functions of the Liver and removes toxins from the body. Hence it acts as a Liver cleanser. It promotes Bile flow and boost the immunity level. Barberry fights infections and diseases. It destroys the organisms that may cause symptoms such as Dysentery, Diarrhea, Urinary Tract Infections and Vaginal Yeast infections. It is used to treat Gallstones.
Barberry acts as a Lady's Specialist. It is effective in irregular Menses and cures Inflammation of the Vagina.
Key activity areas: Conjunctivitis, Digestive System, Inflammations, Arthritis and Liver.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Barberry is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root or bark or leaves in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
The root or leaves may be chewed as such.
Barberry for Jaundice
Make a decoction of Barberry. Take 1/2 teaspoon once a day.
Barberry for Menstruals disorders
Make a decoction of the leaves of Barberry. Take it two times a day.
Barberry for Skin Diseases
Take Barberry powder and sprinkle liberally on bacterial Skin Infections and septic Wounds.
Barberry for Scurvy
Boil few Barberry leaves in 1 cup of water. Drink this half cup decoction once a day.
Barberry as Ophthalmic
Crush dried roots of Barberry to make powder. Add 8 g of it in lukewarm water. Use it as an Eyewash or Eye Compress.
Barberry ( Chitra ) for Gallstones
Take Barberry ( Chitra ) bark and roots in equal proportion. Boil in water to make a decoction. Have 2 teaspoons twice a day.
Barberry ( Chitra ) for Urinary Tract Infection
Steep One teaspoon crushed Barberry ( Chitra ) in 2 cups of hot water for 10-15 minutes.
Sip it slowly. Take Once or twice daily.
Do not use more than 7 consecutive days at a time.
Avoid during pregnancy.
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Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 3
Take equal quantity of Snowflower, Barberry and Boldo leaves. Grind them together. Have half teaspoon with lukewarm water daily.
Herbal Treatment For Blurred Vision 1
Take the leaves and the Flowers of the following herbs:
Chickweed, Barberry, Marigold ( Gendha ), Goldenseal, Oregon Grape, Eyebright, Cornflowers.
Prepare an infusion. Let it cool. Use as an eyewash, 2-3 times a day.