Simple Herbal Extracts | Agrimony



Botanical Name

Berberis vulgaris

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Barberry is a common weedy shrub that has bitter tasting, bright yellow roots. The primary constituent is the alkaloid berberine, which is an antibacterial, a bitter tonic, a cholagogue and antifungal. The root is used to stimulate bile secretion, increase liver function and improve fat digestion. It is also effective as a local antibacterial/antifungal agent for thrush, bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis, urinary tract infections, sore throats and sinus infections.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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