Useful and therapeutic properties of barberry

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Berberis vulgaris - shrub up to 2.5 m, highly branched, with a tripartite spines on the branches;spines of sinuses develop shorter branches with bunches of leaves.The leaves are oblong, margin esting-chato-serrulate, short.The flowers are pale yellow in drooping racemes.Fruit - red, single and dvuhsemennaya berry.Blossoms in May-June.

Siberian Barberry grows in Siberia.By their appearance is different from Berberis vulgaris.It is more diminutive, only up to 1 m high, highly branched, thorns (thorns in his three-, five-, semiraz-sensible).The leaves are smaller, up to 2 cm long, the flowers sit singly on stalks, which are shorter and the leaves are equal in length to flower.Berry Red, broadly, to 9 mm in length.In relation to medical Siberian barberry is considered more effective than Berberis vulgaris, which is more common in the European part of Russia, everywhere in the Ukraine, the North Caucasus, as well as in Central and Southern Europe.

With the purpose of treatment using the bark, fruit and leav

es of these plants are collected after flowering.

All parts of the plant contain alkaloids: berberine, co-raberbamin, kolumbamin, leontedin, oksiakantin, yatror-ricin.

The leaves of barberry is especially a lot of berberine.Between the fruiting occurs in the leaves vitamin E and essential oils.

Medicinal properties of plants are determined mainly berberine, which lowers arterial blood pressure, slow heart beat, increase their amplitude, it helps to reduce muscles of the uterus and, clutching her blood vessels, has a hemostatic effect with uterine bleeding.

barberry ordinary drugs reduce muscle tone of the gall bladder, reduce the amplitude of its reduction, promote bile secretion.In addition, Berberis vulgaris increases blood clotting.

third type of barberry - Amur.In scientific medicine is used in the form of a tincture from the leaves to contraction

tion and the return of the uterus in the postpartum period (the last time the same importance is attached to and Berberis vulgaris).It is noticed that the Amur barberry has a choleretic effect and can be used in jaundice, rheumatism, pleurisy.

From leaf barberry Amur ordinary and preparing tincture, which is assigned to the inside drops.

In medical practice, drugs used in Berberis vulgaris hypotension uterus in the postpartum period, in combination with other drugs as a means to treat inflammation of the endometrium.

infusions from dried bark and roots of barberry used as a hemostatic agent in folk medicine and in homeopathy.

In homeopathy is used barberry and diseases of the kidneys, liver, urinary tract, jaundice.

The peoples of America barberry drugs used in the treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, as well as a means of toning up the intestines and stimulating the appetite.

as vitamin remedy for scurvy adopt them, and as a diaphoretic - malaria.Application

decoction of the bark or roots: 30 g per 200 ml of water, taken internally for 1 st.spoonful every hour during heavy bleeding.

Tincture of bark or roots 20% -I: Take 30 drops 3 times a day.

Tincture of leaves barberry ordinary and Amur 30- or a 50%: take 30 drops 3 times a day.

1 h. Spoon of crushed and dried roots of barberry brew two cups of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, after cooling filter and drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day.