berberine


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berberine

[′bər·bə‚rēn]
(organic chemistry)
C20H19NO5 A toxic compound; melting point 145°C; the anhydrous form is insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether.
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Effect of berberine administration on metabolic syndrome, insulin sensitivity, and insulin secretion.
Several studies with rats have found that berberine, a plant-based supplement, can help lower total cholesterol when the rodents eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet.
Pilot studies find that taking 500 mg of berberine three times daily reduces insulin resistance and fasting blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes just as well as taking the prescription drug metformin.
Possible involvement of 1-arginine-nitric oxide (NO)-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway in the antidepressant activity of berberine chloride.
Synergy in a medicinal plant: antimicrobial action of berberine potentiated by 5-methoxyhydnocarpin, a multidrug, pump inhibitor.
Berberine containing herbs such as Hydrastis canadensis also need to be considered.
Braun and reported that the ligules were found to absorb Berberine sulfate in the apical region where the cuticle is thin.
2% respectively calculated as berberine and can be used for commercial manufacture of berberine.
2004, "Effect of auxins on berberine synthesis in cell suspension culture of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.
The usual treatment is with antibiotics, but herbs that contain berberine, such as Oregon grape and barberry, can inhibit the bacteria.