English Name:- Indian Berberry
Botanical Name:- Berberis aristata
Parts- Used:- Root bark, Stem, wood and fruits.
Habit:- A large decidous spiny herb, 6-12 feet high, Flowrs golden yellow.
Chemical Constituents:- Plant Contains: About eight types of alkaloids like Berbrine, Oxycanthine, Berbamine, Palmatine, jatrorrhisine, Columbamine, Berberrubine Hydrastine but Berberine Oxycanthine and Berbamine are more important also contains gum & starch; Fruit Contains: Malic acid, Tarteric acid and citric acid.
Actions:- Astringent alternative, Anti fertility, Antibacterial, Antitonic, Stomachic, Antipyretic, Rejuvenator, Blood purifier, Laxative, Wound healing.
Used In:- Malaria, Indigestion, Skin disease, Leucorrhoea, Menorrhagia, Jaundice, Severe diarrhea, Cholera Effective Control over gastroenteristis in children; Snake bite liver and spleen megaly mainly used in eye, ear, oral cavity disease.
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