Barberry has a long history of use as a folk remedy for digestive disorders, infection, indigestion, gallbladder disease and heartburn. Other names include Berberis vulgaris, mountain grape, Pepperidge, berberry, common grape.
The active ingredients in barberry are thought to be the isoquinoline alkaloids, particularly berberine. These alkaloids are found in the root, rhizome and stem bark of the barberry plant. Other herbs that contain berberine are goldenseal (which has a higher concentration of berberine than barberry), the Chinese herb Coptis and Oregon grape.
Barberry is quite an impressive herbal remedy. Its superpowers mainly come from the extensively researched alkaloid known as berberine. Whether you have a bladder, urinary tract, gastrointestinal or respiratory infection, barberry can be a smart natural choice with its strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoal abilities. It helps people with diabetes, metabolic syndrome and abnormal heart rhythms. It’s also excellent for liver and gallbladder health.
In fact, it fights infection, aids the GI tract, treats and prevents diabetes, improves heart health, combats metabolic syndrome, and cleanses the liver and gallbladder. It’s even been shown to fight certain forms of cancer and improve skin health.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule two times per day with water.
1 Capsule contains 500 mg Barberry Root Bark (Berberis vulgaris)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Rice Powder