The barberry bush (Berberis vulgaris) is from Europe and North Africa, but it now grows wild in many parts of North America. Traditionally, jams and jellies are made from the barberry's berries. But the herb has also been used by people for a long time to treat digestive problems like constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, heartburn, and loss of appetite.
It was thought to speed up the flow of bile, so it was used to treat problems with the liver and gallbladder. It was also put on the skin to treat eczema, psoriasis, acne, and small cuts and wounds.
Barberry has been used as a medicine for more than 2,500 years. It has been used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diarrhea, lower fever, increase appetite, calm an upset stomach, boost energy and make people feel better.
◉ Diabetes:- People with diabetes may have a little less blood sugar when they take berberine. One pilot study that looked at 84 people and was published in 2008 suggests that taking 500 mg of berberine two to three times a day for up to three months might control blood sugar as well as metformin, the first-line drug for type 2 diabetes. 4
Also, berberine had a positive effect on cholesterol, while metformin had almost no effect at all. The authors of a review article from 2015 said, "Because there isn't much evidence of berberine's side effects, it is seen as a possible candidate drug for treating type 2 diabetes."
◉ High Cholesterol:- There are some early signs that berberine can help people with high cholesterol lower their cholesterol levels. People with high cholesterol who take 500 mg of berberine twice a day for three months seem to have lower levels of total cholesterol, LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and triglycerides.
In another clinical trial, 63 people with high cholesterol were put into three different groups at random. The first group was given 1,000 milligrams of berberine every day. The second group was given 20 milligrams of the prescription drug simvastatin every day. The third group was given both berberine and simvastatin. The LDL levels of those who were given berberine dropped by 24%, those who were given simvastatin dropped by 14%, and those who were given both simvastatin and berberine dropped by 32%.
◉ Congestive heart failure:- Berberine could help people with congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart muscle doesn't pump enough blood. 156 people with congestive heart failure took between 1.2 and 2 grams of berberine every day in a study. They were able to work out more and their hearts were pumping blood better.
◉ Can help fight acne:- Barberry extract might help people who have acne. Teenagers with moderate to severe acne took 600 mg of barberry extract for four weeks as part of a study. They had a lot less skin damage than people who took a placebo.
|Product Name||Barberries Dried.|
|Scientific Name||Berberis vulgaris.|
|Country of Origin||Originally in Germany. Packaged in the USA.|
|Taste & Aroma||Barberries smell and taste like tamarinds. They have a sharp, tangy flavor and a fruity scent.|
|Shelf Life & Storage||Shelf Life is about 1 to 24- months.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
|Precautions||We requested you, Before consuming spices, herbs, teas or any kind of natural products you consult an expert qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist.|
|Notice||This product information has not been appraised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For educational purposes only.|