Berberis vulgaris - is a shrub in the family Berberidaceae up to 2 - uh meters, was widely used by our ancestors.
About the healing power of barberry was known to the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Hindus of it as mentioned in his writings Avicenna.
For medicinal purposes using all parts of the plant - berries, leaves, bark and roots. The berries of barberry are used to add appetite, as diuretic and choleretic agents, decoctions are used in bloody diarrhea, scurvy, as a febrifuge and antiputrefactive.
Yet our grandmothers had noticed that the berries of barberry substitute lemon juice, so they are used to prepare different drinks and home preservation.
Barberry leaves, decoctions, infusions and tinctures are used in digestive disorders, gout, rheumatism, renal and gall stones, inflammation of the biliary tract and liver, and also as a hemostatic agent in uterine bleeding.
The bark and roots of barberry have antimicrobial, sedative and antipyretic action, used for rinsing the mouth, inflammation of the gums and in the treatment of eczema.
Berberis vulgaris is widely used in cooking, it is prepared from wine, juices, syrups, jams, preserves, liqueurs, cordials, fruit and used in the confectionery industry.
By the way, before the revolution of barberry jam sold in pharmacies, and they were treated colds, scurvy, fever, used it for diarrhea.
Barberry has been successfully used in official medicine for diseases of the liver, biliary tract and in obstetric practice.
Site is not a guide to self-medication. Before using certain recipes require mandatory consultation of the doctor!
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