Used as plant fence due to its thorny, wiry branches. Barberry has long been used in herbal medicine since the Middle ages, used to treat liver and gallbladder disorders.
Medicinal use of barberry fruits back to more than 2,500 years. It has been used in eastern folk medicine to treat diarrhea, reduce fever, improve appetite, relieve upset stomach, and promote vigor as well as a sense of well being. Today, it is widely used for medicinal purposes in Iran, including for biliary disorders (such as gallbladder disease) and heartburn.
Barberry and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) are often used for similar medicinal purposes because both herbs contain the chemical berberine. Berberine has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria in test tubes, and may help the immune system function better. The aqueous extract of barberry has beneficial effects on both the cardiovascular and neural system.
As such, it may be useful in the treatment of hypertension, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), and some neuronal disorders, such as epilepsy and convulsions. Recent studies suggest that barberry also has antioxidant properties.
Ref: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Webpage address: https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/herb/barberry
TOOZGI's barberry is grown in high lands of Iran's eastern region. The barberries are dried on their twigs and then carefully detached from the its thorny, wiry branches. The dried fruits well sorted and packed in usually 10KG carton boxes ready for export.
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