Barberry is a large genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs found throughout temperate and subtropical regions of the world. Barberry is closely related to Oregon grape. Barberry, Oregon grape, golden seal and coptis all contain isoquinolone alkaloids. Berberine is the most prominent of these alkaloids and according to laboratory studies, it has an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, sedative, and anticonvulsant effect. Traditionally, barberry root has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce symptoms associated with diarrhea, stomach upset and fever. Because of its antimicrobial properties, Barberry is effective against respiratory tract, urinary, digestive infections as well as keeping the mouth clean and fresh. Topical applications of barberry root may also alleviate inflammation associated with skin disorders, including psoriasis. Barberry can also unclog pores, tame oily skin and provide a good source of vitamin C, which protects the skin environmental stressors. Try in our Oil Pulling Oil – refreshing mint & Oil Pulling Oil – spiced cinnamon.
by Directors / Friday, 18 May 2018 / Published in