Barberry Root, Cut

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Both the berries and the bark are used traditionally. The berries are puckery but less bitter than cranberries, ripe barberries can be used to make jam.

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COMMON NAME

 

Standardized: barberry
Other: European barberry

 

BOTANICAL NAME

 

Berberis vulgaris L.
Plant Family: Berberidaceae

 

OVERVIEW

 

The barberry 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 traditionally.

PARTS USED

The whole root, aerial parts and sometimes the fruit.

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.

 

Copyright © 2018 Hollow Reed Holistic.

 

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