(Berberis vulgaris)


Barberry is often prescribed for several liver problems, to decrease heart rate and slow breathing, aid digestion, and fight infection.

How It May Benefit You...

  • jaundice

  • hepatitis

  • anaemia

  • indigestion

  • kills bacteria on the skin

  • constipation

  • diarrhoea

  • heartburn

  • swollen spleen

  • gallstones

  • hangover.

  • inflamed eyelids or conjunctivitis. - use as a compress.

  • sore throat - gargle the barberry tea.


You may experience upset stomach, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or faintness. Always see our  Pharmacist if these symptoms persist.

If you take large doses of barberry, you may experience very low blood pressure or convulsions. Stop using the herb immediately.

Use only under strict professional supervision if you have heart disease, chronic respiratory problems or if you are pregnant.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Barberry is available as root, liquid, capsules and powder.



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