Herbal Barberry

By | December 3, 2013

The strong medicinal properties of herbal barberry relieve a variety of disorders. Use of the herb for medicinal purposes dates back over two thousand years.


Barberry, Berberis thunbergii, a deciduous shrub with berries rich in Vitamin C, has a long association with folk remedies and its active ingredients allow for fast and effective relief.

Made from the stem, bark and root, the herb is available in tea, capsule and tablet form as well as a dried herb.


Herbal uses of Barberry include the treatment of:

  • Gallbladder disease and other associated disorders, in Iran
  • Burns
  • Heartburn – effective after one or two doses
  • Bacterial infections
  • High blood pressure – lowers to acceptable levels
  • Urinary infections – treated until the pain subsides
  • Improved of appetite, after a few days
  • Diarrhea – symptoms is improved and subsequent recovery occurs faster than standard antibiotic therapy
  • Yeast infections


An average adult can take the following doses:

  • Tea – 1teaspoon of dried root, three times daily
  • Tincture – 3-5 milliliters, three times daily
  • Dry extracts – 200-500 milligrams, three times daily
  • Ointment or extract – applied three times daily


Insufficient evidence exists to support the safe by children.

Adults should not consume it for more than one week. If symptoms do not subside, consult a physician or qualified herbalist presently.

Herbal uses of barberry may interact with other medications or herbs. Do not stop taking prescription medication without the guidance of your physician.


Many individuals working to adopt a healthy lifestyle are choosing herbal remedies over traditional medications. Barberry has a variety of uses and is safe to take in most circumstances. It is best to use barberry after receiving advice from a medical or herbalprofessional.