Barberry

Barberry

Sanskrit name: Daruharidra, Darvi, Darurajani, Darhald
Botanical name: Berberis Aristata
Habitat:

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): bitter
  • Virya (action): heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): bitter
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for vata and kapha,

General information

Barberry has been used over 2500 years in the Asian continent for treating diarrhea, fever, gastrointestinal diseases, skin inflammation. Also, it has shown positive effects in treating cardiovascular diseases and neuronal disorders like epilepsy and convulsion. Recent studies have shown that barberry may possess some antioxidant properties also.

Contraindications
Avoid during pregnancy.

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