berberis vulgaris

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Reddish fruits droop down, greenish-yellow flowers, oval shaped leaves. Contains berberine, an anti-bacterial that fights infection and increases white blood cell count. Berries and roots most common parts used. Berry tea is diuretic, laxative and expectorant. Root bark tea is antiseptic blood cleanser used to clean liver for jaundice, hepatitis, bile production. Also astringent to stop bleeding and hemorrhaging, diarrhea, arthritis. Used for high blood pressure, ulcers, cholera, diarrhea, painful periods, stress, lowers blood pressure and slows breathing. Stimulates gall bladder, liver. Do not use during pregnancy. Because it contains so many strong compounds, don’t overdo it.
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Pharmacological investigation on the cardiovascular effects of Berberis vulgaris on tested animals.
26] determined the antioxidant contents of Crni Lug originated Berberis vulgaris fruit by DPPH and antioxidant contents of the roots, branches and leaves were found as 1292.
With respect to phenolic compounds, Berberis vulgaris fruits were found to contain 0.
In a study conducted in Seydisehir Region (Konya Province/Turkey), the total phenolic compound content of Berberis vulgaris fruits was reported as 789.
The findings of the study suggest that Berberis vulgaris fruits have an important potential for their antioxidant activities.