barberry

October 27, 2001 by  
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Barberry

Herb

Also known as Berberis vulgaris, barberry bark contains an alkaloid known as berberine, which is found helpful as a wash for hypersensitive eyes, inflamed lids and chronic or allergic conjunctivitis. This herb also has an antibacterial effect which, when it is taken orally, makes it useful against dysbiosis. It also stimulates bile flow and eases liver congestion. It is frequently used to combat an inflamed gall bladder as well as intestinal inflammation, which is often associated with dysbiosis.

Linda Lazarides is Course Director of the School of Modern Naturopathy and author of eight books on health, nutrition and naturopathy.

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