Indian Barberry Scientific Name: Berberis aristata is a bush native to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa it as also been, naturalised to many regions of North America.
The berries of the barberry are traditionally used to make jams and jellies.
But the herb also has a long history as a folk remedy for digestive disorders, including constipation, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, heartburn, and loss of appetite.
It was thought to increase the flow bile, which is why it was, used for liver and gallbladder problems.
Topically it was recommended to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne, as well as minor wounds.
Berberis aristata has been, used for its medicinal benefits for many years.
Its medicinal properties are, attributed to a compound called berberine, which has been scientifically proven to stop the growth of bacteria in test tubes and can help the immune system function better.
The compound, berberine found in Indian Barberry can help treat diabetes and high blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol, and decrease body fat, all of which are factors in heart disease.
Keeps, our liver healthy. Barberry can help protect your liver from damage caused by free radicals and boost liver function.
Indian Barberry fruits are rich in sugar and juice and consumed as such; the other parts of the plant such as the roots and stem are, used for their medicinal properties.